The first trailer for Colin Kapernick’s new Netflix series Colin In Black and White was released this week.
The six-part scripted drama series, narrated by Kapernick himself, explores the former NFL quarterback’s high school days and his experience growing up with white parents in a mostly white neighborhood.
“Growing up with white parents, I assumed their privilege was mine. I was in for a rude awakening,” Kapernick said in the trailer for the series.
The series is executive produced and co-created by Ava DuVernay. DuVarney served as executive producer for the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King biopic Selma. She was also executive producer for the 2021 Netflix film The White Tiger.
“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” DuVernay said in a statement when the series was announced last year. “Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports, and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”
Colin In Black And White is available to stream on Netflix on October 29th.