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Colin in Black and White: First look at Netflix series based on NFL star Kaepernick’s high school years

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.

Credit: Original article published here.

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