Senior TV Reporter@SocialRosy
The first teaser trailer for Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Netflix limited series Colin In Black & White was released on Monday
“Life puts us on a path, sometimes winding. But always ours,” the football star says in the video above.
The six-episode scripted drama, premiering Oct. 29, 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.
“Believe in your path, and by doing that, we can become who we’re destined to be,” he says in the teaser’s closing.
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.
DuVernay, Sheldon Candis, Robert Townsend, Angel Kristi Williams, and Kenny Leon served as directors on the series, which is executive produced by DuVernay, Kaepernick, and Michael Starrbury, the latter of whom wrote the series.
Watch the teaser in full above.