Colin in Black & White is Netflix’s new upcoming series that is set to stream on October 29, 2021.
The coming-of-age documentary shall be based on the life of a footballer and activist, Colin Kaepernick. Co-created by Ava DuVernay, well-known for 13th, this six-episode series stars Jaden Michael in the lead role as Colin.
The docuseries will focus on his formative years and chronicle his journey as he traversed racism, cultural and class struggles as a Black child adopted by a white family. Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman play the role of his parents, Teresa and Rick.
Kaepernick himself is set to appear in the docuseries besides serving as the omnipresent narrator. He shall establish the connection between his childhood and journey while taking into account the historical context.
He had risen to fame as the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. A player in nearly six NFL seasons, he also led the team various times, including Super Bowl XLVII.
An activist, he began kneeling during the national anthem in his protest against systemic racism and horrifying police brutality that prevails in the United States. Despite his initial problems with NFL, he remains a free agent.
In his statement, Kaepernick said, “I’m excited to share this first peek into a project I co-created with the incomparable Ava DuVernay over the past couple of years. I look forward to the world meeting the incredible Jaden Michael, a young actor who plays me during my high school years, just a kid growing up in Turlock, California who wanted to play ball.”
We are excited to watch the journey of this football icon in DuVernay’s docu-series that is also co-directed by Robert Townsend, Sheldon Candis, Kenny Leon and Angel Kristi Williams.