Colin in Black and White is coming to Netflix in October (Picture: Netflix)
Netflix has given a first look at its upcoming series, Colin in Black & White, which is inspired by the teenage years of NFL star Colin Kaepernick.
The limited series will explore the sports star’s experiences of being a black teenager living with a white adopted family.
Nearly a year after the project was announced, the first pictures from the limited series, co-created by Ava DuVernay, are here and Colin can’t wait for the world to enjoy the project.
The American football star stated: ‘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.’
The 33-year-old activist will feature as the narrator of the six-episode series, while Jaden Michael portrays Young Colin before he went on to reach the highest levels of American football as an NFL quarterback and becoming a cultural icon and activist.
Jaden Michael stars as teen Colin in the show (Picture: Ser Baffo/Netflix)
NFL star Kaepernick serves as the narrator for the series (Picture: Netflix)
Meanwhile, Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker play his well-meaning parents Rick and Teresa.
Netflix describes the show as a ‘bold new limited series that chronicles Kaepernick’s coming of age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class, and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family.’
The series promises to guide viewers through a robust and colorfully presented array of historical and contemporary contextual moments.
Colin in Black & White is available to stream on Netflix from October 29.