Premiere Date, Photos Unveiled for Colin Kaepernick’s Netflix Series ‘Colin in Black & White’

Colin in Black & White (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix is bringing Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick’s limited series Colin in Black & White to television on Oct. 29.

The streamer unveiled a first look Thursday at the six-episode scripted drama, which “chronicles Kaepernick’s coming-of-age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class, and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family.”

“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,” Kaepernick said in a statement.

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The activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback also shared the newly-released photos on Twitter, which show series star Jaden Michael (Vampires vs. the Bronx) walking the halls of a high school as a Kaepernick.

In another image, co-stars Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman proudly look on as Kaepernick’s adoptive parents Rick and Teresa. The images also show Kaepernick watching the project.

Netflix announced the six-episode series with DuVernay and Kaepernick serving as co-executive producers. The project reunites DuVernay with her When They See Us collaborator Michael Starrbury, who serves as a writer and co-executive producer.

DuVernay directed the first episode, while Sheldon Candis, Robert Townsend, Angel Kristi Williams, and Kenny Leon helmed the remaining episodes. Kaepernick serves as narrator of Colin in Black & White.

The quarterback became a free agent after he sparked controversy in 2016, by taking a knee during the national anthem at NFL games to protest police violence and systemic racism.

He settled a multi-million dollar collusion lawsuit with the NFL in February 2019.