Fans can’t get enough of Colin Kaepernick’s six-episode series drama that just touched down on Netflix’s streaming platform Friday.
Colin in Black and White details the superstar athlete’s journey through a coming-of-age lens starting from 8th grade to his senior year in high school as he embarks on his path to NFL stardom. Issues such as race, class, and culture begin to conflict in the young man’s path. A younger version of Kaepernick is played by breakout star Jaden Michael as Kaepernick voices the narration throughout.
The show is directed by Oscar-winning director Ava DuVernay who describes the show to BET as a “stew” of storytelling techniques delving into microaggressions relating to privilege, access, and race.
Kaepernick thanked Ava for her support of the project, “It’s truly a special moment to be able to build something with people that you love, and respect and admire” per The Hollywood Reporter.
"It's truly a special moment to be able to build something with people that you love, and respect and admire" - @Kaepernick7 thanked @ava for guiding him to create his series at the premiere of #ColininBlackandWhite pic.twitter.com/VUyyRvcvtA— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 30, 2021
To which DuVernay replied, “Proud to support @Kaepernick7’s vision and mission. And overjoyed that so many are embracing #ColininBlackandWhite on our debut day! Thank you for watching!”
Colin in Black and White is now available to stream on Netflix.
Check out what fans think about the show so far:
Was up until 3a watching #ColininBlackandWhite I had so many emotions! Watch it, learn from it, and talk about it! I am mad at EVERYTHING he had to go through growing up and then the nfl😡but listen… @Kaepernick7 and @ava GENIUS production of it👊🏾— Michelle (@Michelle_DC_1) November 1, 2021
I really thought I was going to be able to watch just 1 episode of #ColininBlackandWhite …nope. Binge worthy. Stayed up until 1am finishing the series. & until 2am reflecting. Very educational,inspiring& thought provoking. MUST WATCH. Well done Kap✊🏽@Kaepernick7 #TrustYourPower— A. (@piincknee) November 1, 2021
@ava and @Kaepernick7 Me and my wife watched Black and White and that joint is incredible. We appreciate y’all for bringing that to the word everyone needs to watch it. #GreatnessStartsWithG #Greatness— Tha Real Derrick D Gilliam (@derrickdgilliam) November 1, 2021