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Colin Kaepernick goes again to highschool (on TV, in fact). Only a few months after it was introduced that Ava DuVernay and Kaepernick had been teaming up on a Netflix docuseries about his high-school years and the muse that made him who he’s as we speak, the streaming platform introduced Jaden Michael has been forged to play a younger Kaepernick. Colin in Black & White will star the 17-year-old actor, who most just lately starred in Lorne Michaels’s Vampires vs. the Bronx on Netflix earlier this month. Michael has additionally starred in The Get Down on Netflix and Custody with Hayden Panettiere and Viola Davis.
Kaepernick shared the exciting news on Twitter, writing, “I by no means thought I’d be casting a younger me in a present about my life. I can not look forward to the world to see @ItsJadenMichael be an all-star on @netflix #ColinInBlackAndWhite @ava.” Michael additionally could not maintain again his pleasure in regards to the casting information. The actor wrote on social media, “Wow, it is actually an honor to be given this chance. Cannot wait to convey this a lot wanted story to life, particularly in these attempting occasions.”
I by no means thought I’d be casting a younger me in a present about my life. I can’t look forward to the world to see @ItsJadenMichael be an all-star on @netflix #ColinInBlackAndWhite @ava pic.twitter.com/ygb4F4kgM5
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 27, 2020
Colin in Black & White is a six-episode sequence that can take viewers and followers alike by means of Kaepernick’s childhood as a Black teen in a white adoptive household. In accordance with a press launch, the episodes will “comply with his journey to turn into an awesome quarterback whereas defining his id and lending significant perception into the acts and experiences that led him to turn into the activist he’s as we speak.” A launch date has not but been introduced.