A teaser trailer for Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Netflix limited series Colin in Black & White has been released.
The six-episode scripted drama chronicles Kaepernick’s coming-of-age tackling the obstacles of race, class, and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family in Central California. Kaepernick narrates the tale as high school Colin (Jaden Michael) faces adversity on his way to becoming an All-Pro quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and later a cultural icon and activist.
Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker play Colin’s parents Rick and Teresa, while Kaepernick’s voice guides viewers through historical and contemporary contextual moments.
You can watch the teaser trailer for the series below.
In a voice-over, you hear Kaepernick say: “Life puts us on a path, sometimes narrow, sometimes winding. But always ours.”
An interesting part of the voice over is when the footballer says: “Then one day, we realise that the game we’re playing is someone else’s. In this game, we can’t speak our truth. In this game, it feels like the only choice we have is theirs.”
Could this be in reference to Kaepernick’s decision to take the knee and his subsequent sideling? All will be revealed when the series premieres on 29 October 2021.
Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016 after becoming the first to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against police violence. His actions spurred a national conversation about race and justice.
“Believe in your path, and by doing that, we can become who we’re destined to be,” he says in the teaser’s closing.
The series is written by Michael Starrbury who is also a producer along with Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick.