Netflix has dropped the teaser trailer for its upcoming coming-of-age series, Colin in Black & White. Produced by Ava DuVernay and narrated by Colin Kaepernick himself, it is based on his formative years.
The six-episode series will premiere on Oct. 29. Led by Jaden Michael as Kaepernick, the series also stars Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman.
The official description describes the project 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. Colin in Black & White stars Jaden Michael as Young Colin before reaching the highest levels of American football as an NFL quarterback and becoming a cultural icon and activist; Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker as his well-meaning parents Rick and Teresa; and Colin Kaepernick himself, who appears as the present-day narrator of his own story, guiding viewers through a robust and colorfully presented array of historical and contemporary contextual moments. You don’t know Kaepernick until you know Colin.”
“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,” said Kaepernick in a previous statement received by S&A. “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.”
Created by DuVernay and Kaepernick, Michael Starrbury is the showrunner. The episodes are directed by DuVernay, Sheldon Candis, Robert Townsend, Angel Kristi Williams and Kenny Leon. DuVernay, Kaepernick and Starrbury executive produce.
Watch the trailer below: