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Netflix offers first look at Kaepernick series ‘Colin in Black & White’


Netflix is sharing the first images from its forthcoming limited series about Colin Kaepernick.

“Colin in Black & White” details the former NFL player’s childhood and upbringing, and how he tackled “the obstacles of race, class and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family,” Netflix said in a Thursday news release.

The streaming giant shared photos from the Ava DuVernay and Kaepernick-created series, which premieres Oct. 29 and stars Jaden Michael as a young version of the future athlete and activist. Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker star as Kaepernick’s parents, while the NFL free agent serves as the story’s narrator.

The 33-year-old former San Francisco 49er hasn’t played for an NFL team since 2016, when he became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

Kaepernick said he had been working on the Netflix project with DuVernay for “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, Calif., who wanted to play ball,” he said in a statement.

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