Jake Gyllenhaal portrayed the role of Rusty Sabich, a prosecutor turned prime suspect in Presumed Innocent

Jake Gyllenhaal is not just a leading actor but also an executive producer in the Presumed Innocent.


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Presumed Innocent is an American legal thriller mystery limited series created by David E. Kelley.

It is based on Scott Turow’s 1987 novel of the same name and will premiere with eight episodes on Apple TV+ on June 12, 2024.

The series centers around the gruesome homicide of an assistant prosecuting attorney, Carolyn Polhemus, who became the victim of a sexual encounter gone wrong.

Furthermore, Carolyn’s case is assigned to her co-worker and prosecuting attorney, Rusty Sabich, but things turn around when news of Rusty affair with Carolyn circulates.

Warning: This Post Contains Spoilers

Presumed Innocent

IMDb CrimeDramaMystery

A prosecutor, Rusty Sabich, becomes the prime suspect in the homicide of one of his co-workers.

creatorDavid E. Kelley
Release DateJune 12, 2024
StudioDavid E. Kelley Productions
Bad Robot
Old Curiosity Shop Productions
Warner Bros. Television Studios
CastJake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Negga, Bill Camp, O-T Fagbenle, Chase Infiniti, Renate Reinsve, Peter Sarsgaard, Kingston Rumi Southwick
WriterScott Turow, David E. Kelley

Rusty Sabich becomes the prime suspect in the Carolyn’s homicide case

Rusty Sabich and Carolyn had a brief affair that ended months before her demise.

Moreover, Rusty gets charged with the case as he was also seen in Carolyn’s apartment the night she passed, and there were fingerprints of him all over her bedroom, and his DNA was also found at the scene.

Call records were further added to the evidence; after everything was against him, Rusty realized that he had been set up.

To find the real assassin, Rusty began his own private investigation that could lead him to solve the case and prove himself innocent.

As Rusty digs into the past, he unravels many mysterious affairs and Carolyn’s unethical activities.

After being charged with the homicide, Rusty’s relationship with his wife, Barbara, worsens

As the case trial begins, Rusty’s relationship with Barbara worsens as he reveals more of his dark secrets.

Barbara also announces her intention to leave him and take custody of their son.

She was the only person to know about Rusty’s affair with Carolyn, so after analyzing things, he suspects that Barbara eradicated Carolyn as revenge.

He also speculates that Barbara left the glass with his fingerprint at the scene to frame Rusty for the homicide.

Moreover, Barbara admits the speculation to be true, but Rusty decides to stay quiet for the sake of his son.

After being unable to prove Rusty guilty, the case gets dismissed, leaving it to be officially unsolved.

Additional Information

  • Presumed Innocent has an IMDb rating of 7.4 out of 10.
  • Presumed Innocent had its world premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival on June 9, 2024.
  • Rotten Tomatoes reported an 82% approval rating, and Metacritic gave Presumed Innocent a score of 75 out of 100.
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi is a student of Business Management, who is also a movie enthusiast. She loves writing articles and blogs related to movies. Besides that, she enjoys reading novels and is passionate about learning new things.


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