The first trailer for Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick‘s Colin in Black & White has dropped — and this is not your basic run-of-the-mill limited series. First off, it comes from DuVernay and is about Kaepernick, two of the most incredible disruptors in culture. Second, it just feels like a different limited series and it looks dope.
Colin in Black & White is a bold new limited series at Netflix 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.
It 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 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.
As the logline states: “You don’t know Kaepernick until you know Colin.”
The six 30-minute episodes of Colin in Black & White debuts on Netflix on October 29. The series is co-created by DuVernay & Kaepernick. DuVernay directed episode 101 and all of the present-day Kaepernick scenes. Other directors include Sheldon Candis (Episode 102), Robert Townsend (Episodes 103 and 104), Angel Kristi Williams (Episode 105), Kenny Leon (Episode 106)
Executive producers are DuVernay, Kaepernick and Michael Starrbury.
Watch the trailer above and check out the poster below.