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‘When They See Us’ Scribe Michael Starrbury Inks Overall Deal With Netflix

By Alexandra Del Rosario
July 08, 2021

Michael Starrbury continues his collaboration with Netflix as he inks a multi-year overall deal with the streamer to develop new series programming.

Starrbury received an Emmy nomination for writing “Part Four” of Netflix’s When They See Us with Ava DuVernay in 2019 and will work with the director and Colin Kaepernick for Colin In Black & White.

Starring Jaden Michael as a young Kaepernick, Colin In Black & White will provide an introspective look at Kaepernick’s adolescent years as a Black teen growing up with a white adopted family. It was previously announced that Jaden Michael will star as Colin Kaepernick during his formative high school years. Kaepernick and DuVernay created and executive produce the series alongside Starrbury, who writes the six-episode project.

Starrbury created the animated comedy Legends of Chamberlain Heights and penned The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete and the pilot Black Jack. He will write the New Line comedy The Come Up, directed by Oscar-winning Hair Love creator Matthew Cherry. He is represented by CAA, Circle of Confusion, and attorney Rob Szymanski.