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Nick Offerman & Mary Louise Parker to Play Colin Kaepernick's Adoptive Parents in Netflix Show

Netflix has cast Colin Kaepernick‘s parents in their new limited series!

Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker have been cast as the 33-year-old former NFL player’s parents Teresa and Rick Kaepernick in the upcoming series titled Colin in Black & White, Variety reports.

Colin in Black & White will be a six-episode series focusing on the football player’s “early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity.”

The series has already been written and Colin is set to provide narration for Colin in Black & White.

Late last month the actor playing Colin as a teenager was announced!

Colin Kaepernick Netflix Series Casts Its Young Colin - Find Out Who Is Playing the Role!

Colin Kaepernick‘s Netflix series has found its young Colin!

The 32-year-old football player’s teenage self will be played by 17-year-old The Get Down actor Jaden Michael, the project announced Tuesday (October 27).

The upcoming Netflix series is based on the quarterback’s early upbringing, and is co-created by Ava DuVernay. The 6-episode limited series will be called Colin In Black & White.

Jaden, who also appeared in Wonderstruck and Vampires Vs. the Bronx, will play the role of Kap in his high school days in Turlock, Calif. and will focus on the story of the athlete growing up as a black man in an adopted white family, and how “his life shaped him to become one of the most important activists of our time, as well as an NFL quarterback,” via TMZ.

“I never thought I would be casting a young me in a show about my life. I can’t wait for the world to see @ItsJadenMichael be an all-star on @netflix,” Colin tweeted.

Here’s where Colin was last spotted after the NFL kicked off a new season…

Colin Kaepernick Spotted in New York After NFL Kicks Off New Season

Colin Kaepernick walks around the SoHo neighborhood on Monday afternoon (September 14) in New York City.

The 32-year-old football player was spotted just days after the NFL’s new season began and he still is not playing for a team.

Colin hasn’t played a football game in nearly four years after he launched a peaceful protest against police brutality and racial inequality by simply kneeling during the national anthem. He filed a grievance against the NFL in 2017 for colluding to keep him out of the league and he received a confidential settlement in early 2019. His protests against racism and police brutality have continued and he still hasn’t been signed by a pro football team.

This past weekend, Colin accused the NFL of running “propaganda about how they care about Black Life” while his former teammate Eric Reid is being blackballed as well.

“While the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Black Life, they are still actively blackballing Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) for fighting for the Black community. Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league,” Colin tweeted.

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Colin Kaepernick Teams Up With Disney For ESPN Documentary Series

Colin Kaepernick is linking up with Disney for a brand new docuseries.

The project will chronicle his journey from San Francisco 49ers quarterback to activist, according to a release, and will feature new interviews as well as never-seen-before archival footage following the football star in the most recent years of his life.

“I am excited for this partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers & producers,” Colin shared in a tweet about the project. “I look forward to sharing culturally impactful and inspiring projects.”

Colin will also serve as an executive producer on the ESPN show.

The announcement follows the news that Ava DuVernay is also making a limited series based on Colin‘s life as a teen.

That six-episode series will go to Netflix and will focus on his “formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences” that led to his efforts to fight police brutality and systemic racism.

Ava DuVernay Is Turning Colin Kaepernick’s Life Into a Netflix Series!

Colin Kaepernick’s life is being turned into a scripted series for Netflix and Ava DuVernay is executive producing the project!

Colin in Black & White will be a six-episode series focusing on the football player’s “early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity,” according to Variety.

In a statement, Colin said, “Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens. We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

The series has already been written and Colin is set to provide narration for the project.

Ava said, “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. 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.”

This is Ava’s fourth project at Netflix, following When They See Us, 13th, and her upcoming documentary about the late Nipsey Hussle.

See which celeb recently donated $3 million to the legal defense fund started by Colin.

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Trump Thinks Colin Kaepernick Should Get a Second Chance in NFL 'If He Deserves It'

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