'Colin in Black & White' finds its young Kaepernick

“Colin in Black & White” was announced in June from the activist and former NFL participant in partnership with acclaimed director Ava DuVernay.
On Tuesday Kaepernick tweeted the casting news together with a break up picture exhibiting him and the actor, Jaden Michael.

“I never thought I would be casting a young me in a show about my life,” Kaepernick tweeted. “I can’t wait for the world to see @ItsJadenMichael be an all-star on @netflix #ColinInBlackAndWhite @ava.”

Michael, 17, has appeared in a wide range of tasks together with “The Bug Diaries,” “Vampires vs. the Bronx,” “The Get Down” and “Wonderstruck.”

DuVernay shared Kaepernick’s tweet and likewise shouted out Michael Starrbury, who will write and function govt producer.

“Collaborating with @Kaepernick7 on this series has been a proud journey,” she tweeted. “Thanks to @Netflix and our partner @StarrburyMike. A story about identity, imagination and intention. Congrats, @ItsJadenMichael!”

Kaepernick captured the general public’s consideration after kneeling throughout NFL video games to attract consideration to police brutality towards individuals of coloration.

The restricted sequence will concentrate on his adolescence and the way it helped form each his activism and his profession as an expert athlete.

Netflix has not but introduced a launch date.


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