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'Colin in Black & White' photos feature Jaden Michael as young Colin Kaepernick

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'Colin in Black & White' photos feature Jaden Michael as young Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick narrates "Colin in Black & White," a new series exploring his formative high school years. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Netflix is giving a glimpse of the new series Colin in Black & White.

The streaming service shared first-look photos for the six-part limited series Thursday.

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Colin in Black & White explores football star Colin Kaepernick's formative high school years and how his upbringing and early experiences led him to become an activist. Kaepernick, a biracial adoptee, grew up in a White family.

Kaepernick played football for the San Francisco 49ers for six seasons. He has been a free agent since 2017, following controversy over him kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games as a protest against police violence.

Kaepernick, 33, narrates the new series, while Jaden Michael plays a young Kaepernick. Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker portray Kaepernick's parents, Rick and Teresa.

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Colin in Black and White is written by Michael Starrbury. Ava DuVernay serves as a director and executive producer on the series.

"I'm excited to share this first peek into a project I co-created with the incomparable Ava DuVernay over the past couple of years," Kaepernick said in a statement. "I look forward to the world meeting the incredible Jaden Michael, a young actor who plays me during my high school years, just a kid growing up in Turlock, California, who wanted to play ball."

Colin in Black & White premieres Oct. 29 on Netflix.

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