Thursday, August 12, 2021

Limited Series 'Colin in Black & White' Receives Premiere Date on Netflix

Netflix has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original limited series Colin in Black & White based on the coming-of-age story of Colin Kaepernick.

All 6 episodes of the limited series will be available on Friday, October 29.

The series chronicles Kaepernick's coming-of-age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family. Jaden Michael stars as young Colin before reaching the highest levels of American football as an NFL quarterback and becoming a cultural icon and activist; Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker as his well-meaning parents Rick and Teresa; and Colin Kaepernick himself, who appears as the present-day narrator of his own story, guiding viewers through a robust and colorfully presented array of historical and contemporary contextual moments. You don't know Kaepernick until you know Colin.

Kaepernick created the series with Ava DuVernay. They executive produce with Michael Starrbury.

"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," added Kaepernick. "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."