Netflix’s ‘Colin in Black & White’ Explores Kaepernick’s ‘Resiliency’

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With a bent knee and an outspoken message shining a light on racial injustice, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick became one of the most galvanizing — and polarizing — social activists of our time.

The scripted six-episode series, Colin in Black & White, from producer-director Ava DuVernay (When They See Us) explores his coming-of-age as a promising high school student-athlete (Jaden Michael) and the adopted son of compassionate white parents (Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman).

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Says executive producer Michael Starrbury, “You’ll see Colin discover his voice and identity. You’ll see Colin fail. And you’ll see Colin’s resiliency.”

Colin in Black & White, Premieres Friday, Oct. 29, Netflix

This is an excerpt from TV Guide Magazine’s 2021 Fall Preview issue. For more inside scoop on the new fall TV season, pick up the issue, on newsstands Thursday, August 26.