I think this role was pretty much made for him Keiynan. We’ve admired him on his roles in The Flash and Love, Simon. He has a beautiful smile that can hide the slight mischievousness that Jesper has, and he exudes confidence in who he is, just as Jesper does.
This kid can do it all. He was amazing amazing (yes, twice) in Moonlight and I think he would be amazing as the sharpshooter with a gambling problem and a sweet heart.
With big eyes, a mischievous smile, and a rising star, I can absolutely see Shameik as Jesper– Secretive and troubled, yet sly and humorous with a huge heart. Plus, he’s already a big part of the Netflix family thanks to The Get Down and his upcoming role in another Netflix YA adaptation, Let It Snow.