Netflix has found it’s Colin Kaepernick for its upcoming limited series “Colin in Black & White” in Jaden Michael. Michael recently starred in the now cancelled Netflix series “The Get Down.”
The series from Oscar nominated director Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick will focus on his adolescence and early athletic career. DuVernay will direct the first episode while Kaepernick will narrate.
“Colin in Black & White” will emphasize the influences and circumstances that helped to develop the social and cultural conscience of the young man adopted by a white family. By examining the culture warrior that Kaepernick has become, the series will spotlight the origins of the early 2000s that influenced what became his social activism calling of today.
Netflix has not yet announced a premiere date for the six episode series.