Actor Chris Evans has been roped in for the lead role in Apple series titled “Defending Jacob”.

Being helmed by “The Imitation Game” director Morten Tyldum, the thriller series is based on the 2012 best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay, reports variety.com.

The series will also mark the “Avengers: Infinity War” actor’s first regular television role since he appeared in the mini-series “Opposite Sex” back in 2000, which was his only regular TV role to date.

“Defending Jacob” was created, written, and executive produced by Mark Bomback, who will also serve as showrunner.

Apart from acting, Evans will also executive produce “Defending Jacob” alongside Tyldum.

Popular for playing superhero Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Evans recently starred in the critically acclaimed movie “Lobby Hero”.