Colin Kaepernick Looks Back At His Teen Years In First Trailer For Netflix Series

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Colin Kaepernick is popping again the clock as he takes viewers behind the scenes of his personal life within the first trailer for his forthcoming Netflix collection. 

Colin in Black & White,” which Kaepernick created with Ava DuVernay, is a six-episode biographical drama that follows a younger Kaepernick (performed by Jaden Michael) as he offers with “the obstacles of race, class and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family,” in line with press notes.

Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker star as Kaepernick’s mother and father, Rick and Teresa. The NFL quarterback and activist seems all through the collection as a narrator, giving extra context to the occasions seen on display screen. 

Watch the “Colin in Black & White” trailer beneath: 

“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick, now 33, stated of the collection final 12 months. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

Kaepernick performed soccer with the San Francisco 49ers for six seasons. In his ultimate season, he sparked the ire of NFL group homeowners ― together with a lot of the GOP ― for kneeling throughout the nationwide anthem as an act of protest in opposition to police brutality and racial inequality. Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent since 2016, however he stays a globally famend activist. 

Over the weekend, Kaepernick was inducted into the Wolf Pack Hall of Fame on the University of Nevada, the place he performed school soccer. 

“Colin in Black & White” debuts on Netflix on Oct. 29.