Colin Kaepernick is one of the most controversial figures in sports and will be getting his own Netflix Original series. Coming to Netflix in October 2021, Colin in Black & White will explore the formative years of the former NFL Quaterback’s life and his journey to becoming a sports star and activist. Here’s everything we know so far about Colin in Black & White.
Colin in Black & White, a upcoming Netflix Original miniseries about Colin Kaepernick & Ava DuVernay is a biopic series. ARRAY Filmworks is handling the production of The Original, having previously produced the Netflix crime drama The White Tiger.
Colin Kaepernick is one of the most prominent figures in sport, due to his activism on race- and class-related issues within and outside sports.
Being such an influential figure hasn’t been without controversy, in 2017, after playing for the San Franciso 49ers since 2011, Kapernick was left without a contract and has remained unassigned since. His protests against racial injustice, brutal police officers, systematic oppression and racism in America led to Kapernick's release. The protests of his father led to increased pressure from politicians like then-President Donald Trump who demanded that NFL owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem.
The symbol of taking the knee has become a powerful symbol in the fight against racism. This has led to a wide range of sporting events adopting the position as part of their pre-game routines.
The first images of Colin in Black & White have been released.
This series focuses on Colin Kaepernick's early years. It follows his journey through race and class issues, which lead to him becoming a political activist and future NFL Quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers.
Colin Kaepernick, former NFL Quarterback and political activist will star in the series as the narrator as we follow the NFL Quarterback’s youth through the acting chops of Jaden Michael. Jaden Michael will star in this Netflix Original. He previously played a part as Rafe on The Get Down.
Here is the Cast List for Colin in Black & White.
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before|
|Narrator||Colin Kaepernick||Former NFL Quarterback|
|Young Colin Kaepernick||Jaden Michael||Paterson | NYC 22 | Wonderstruck|
|Rick Kaepernick||Nick Offerman||Parks and Recreation | The Founder | Fargo|
|Teresa Kaepernick||Mary-Louise Parker||RED | Weeds | R.I.P.D.|
|Crystal||Klarke Pipkin||Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library|
|Eddie||Amarr||Holiday Rush | American Housewife | Liv and Maddie|
|Jake||Mace Coronel||Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn | Wireless | Pocket|
|Coach Parker||Howard M. Lockie||That Thing You Do! | Bones | House of Frankenstein|
|Coach Flores||Ron Rogge||Stranger Things | The Man in the High Castle | Power Rangers Rescue|
|Jordan Johnson||Jacob Buster||Colony | Suits | The Christmas Dragon|
|Lindsey||Sarah Hamilton||LA Mermaids | Basic Witches | Dreamcatcher|
|Coach Schott||Jonny Lee||Monk | Ctrl Alt Delete | Hawaii Five-O|
|Dwayne||Chris O’Neal||Greenhouse Academy | Raven’s Touch | How to Rock|
The production status updates on IMDb Pro show that filming began in February 2021 and lasted for four months, before ending on June 5, 2021.
Each episode of the miniseries will run approximately 30 minutes. There will be six episodes in total.
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