Colin in Black and White will tell his complicated journey in an America plagued by ordinary racism.
He went down in history as the one who brought one knee to the ground. Colin Kaepernick, ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback, tells his story in a brand new Netflix series, developed by Ava DuVernay (In Their Eyes). As the trailer shows, Colin in Black and White will tell “the painful coming of age of a child who just wanted to play ball, but who was destined for much more “. Jaden Michael plays young Colin in this six-part series about the athlete turned high school activist.
The limited series has the ambition to tell “Kaepernick tackling obstacles of race, class and culture as a black adopted child of a white family, reaching the highest levels of American football in the NFL and establishing himself as a cultural icon and a activist.”
Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker will play Rick and Teresa, parents of Colin Kaepernick, who appears in person, as the narrator of his own story.
Colin in Black and White will be released on October 29, on Netflix.