Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL (Professional Football League) star, tells his youth story in the series Colin in Black and White on Netflix. The project came to light after the athlete became a symbol of protest against racism in the United States.
The mini-series will attempt to capture the present moment of the athlete by showing the youth and beginnings in the sport. Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2017, when he terminated his contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
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The quarterback, before that, had become a symbol of protest against racism by always taking a knee during the US national anthem before games. The act divided the audience, with some accusing it of disrespecting the armed forces and the American emblem.
The player’s protests began to draw attention to cases of police brutality in the country.
Since choosing to leave the San Francisco 49ers, the athlete hasn’t had much chances in the NFL. The player believes that there is a conspiracy against him because of the protests that took place before leaving the professional football league.
The story now takes a new turn in Colin in Black and White. The Netflix series has been dramatized and will feature narration by Colin Kaepernick himself.
See more about the streaming platform’s new production below.
The Story and Cast of Colin in Black and White on Netflix
Colin in Black and White comes from acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay. In addition to directing, the professional who previously created Eyes That Condense for Netflix is also featured in the script alongside the former NFL star.
The series stars Jaden Michaels (The Get Down) with the lead role. The actor is a teenager Colin Kaepernick in the miniseries.
The cast also features Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as the couple Rick and Teresa. He adopted the athlete when he was just five weeks old.
Johnny Lee (Hawaii Five-0), Ron Roge (13 Reasons Why), Howard M. Lockie (Millennials), Amar (4400), Chris O’Neill (Greenhouse Academy), Mace Col (Wireless), Jacob Buster (Cologne), The cast of Colin in black and white was completed by Clark Pipkin and Sarah Hamilton.
The story of the series will be the American football player’s association with the game. Apart from the talent that brought him to the NFL, Colin Kaepernick also showed great skill for baseball.
Within this plot, Netflix intends to show the obstacles the former NFL star faced while addressing the issue of racism.
“Colin Kaepernick narrates a series that recounts his school days and his experiences with issues of race, class and culture”, says the series’ synopsis.
The production consists of six episodes, each averaging 30 minutes.
Colin in Black and White arrives on Netflix on October 29. Watch the trailer below.