BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — A Catonsville teenager has landed a spot in a brand new present airing on Apple TV+. Elijah Jacob, 16, seems in “Swagger,” a drama primarily based loosely on the early lifetime of NBA star Kevin Durant of Maryland.
“It is a present that is about basketball, but it surely additionally represents greater than basketball, so you may see loads of race-related issues and loads of morals which are behind the present that folks have to concentrate and truly watch after they see it,” Jacob informed 11 Information. “It is tremendous cool. I imply Apple is like probably the greatest. It was simply loads of enjoyable — the solid, the crew and every part.”
Jacob performs the position of Earl, one of many youngsters on the basketball staff.
“I feel my character represents the child who by no means actually acquired his shot as a result of he was neglected after which he lastly comes again and is best and simply continues to advance,” Jacob mentioned.
Jacob is not a stranger to TV although. He starred reverse David Schwimmer in AMC’s sequence Feed the Beast at age 10. He is additionally eyeing a brand new position on a Disney pilot present.
“I simply love having the ability to place another person and having the ability to have an entire separate life and an entire separate surroundings, and simply feeling the position and I simply adore it,” Jacob mentioned.
Durant grew up in Prince George’s County and performed basketball at Nationwide Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland; Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia; and Rockville’s Montrose Christian College. He performed one season on the College of Texas earlier than he was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007.