Colin Kaepernick’s Netflix Series Casts Jaden Michael

I’m already starting the countdown until this series is released.

It’s official, the Netflix limited series based on Colin Kaepernick’s life has found its star, and you certainly won’t be disappointed.

17-year-old Jaden Michael will be playing a young Colin throughout his high school years. You’ve probably seen him before in Vampires vs. the Bronx, Wonderstruck, and The Get Down.

The show, Colin in Black & White, will explore Colin Kaepernick’s high school experience growing up in a white adopted family in Northern California, and Colin himself will narrate the six-episode series.

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Shortly after the news was announced, Colin took to Twitter to comment about the surreal experience of finding an actor to play himself.

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

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Ava DuVernay, who created the series alongside Colin, also tweeted about how exciting it has been to collaborate with Colin on this story about “identity, imagination, and intention.”

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

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I know Jaden was just cast, but I’m already counting down the days until this show is released.

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