Shadow and Act has learned that Netflix has cast Colin Kapernick's parents in the limited series Colin in Black and White.
Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman have joined the series as Teresa Kaepernick and Rick Kaepernick. They join Jaden Michael, who toplines the series as Colin.
In the series, Teresa and Rick Kaepernick, the adoptive parents of Colin Kaepernick, must navigate what it means to raise a Black child in a predominantly white family and community.
The six-episode series will provide an introspective look at Kaepernick’s adolescent years as a Black teen growing up with a white adopted family. It will follow his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity and lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the Freedom Fighter he is today.
The series was created by Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay. Emmy Award® Nominee Michael Starrbury writes and serves as executive producer, alongside DuVernay and Kaepernick who will appear as himself as the narrator of the series.
Photo: Getty Images/Photos provided by Netflix, photographers Corey Nikols (Offerman) and Jason Bell (Parker)