The Colin Kaepernick Netflix series, titled Colin in Black & White, is set to premiere next month on Netflix. On Monday, we got our first look at the upcoming series which will star Jaden Michael as a young Kaepernick.
The series will be narrated by the actual Colin Kaepernick.
DuVernay co-created the series with Kaepernick and both serve as executive producers. Colin in Black & White will also star Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Offerman, Amarr M. Wooten, Mace Coronel, and Klarke Pipkin.
You can check out the first look below.
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick said in a statement when the series was first announced, via the Hollywood Reporter. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”
Emmy nominee Michael Starrbury will write the script and serve as executive producer along with DuVernay and Kaepernick. Starrburry and DuVernay previously worked together on the limited series When They See Us, which was based on the story of the Central Park 5 and also released on Netflix.
The scripts were completed in May 2020.
The show will highlight Kaepernick’s upbringing as a black child in an adoptive white family. Kaepernick would later go on to spark the NFL protests against racial injustice, police brutality, and systematic oppression by kneeling during the national anthem as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Colin in Black and White is set to premiere on Netflix on October 29.