Nick Offerman, Mary-Louise Parker cast as Colin Kaepernick's adoptive parents in upcoming Netflix series

Jack Baer
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Netflix has found two significant names to play the adoptive parents of Colin Kaepernick in the upcoming series “Colin in Black & White.”

Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman will fill the roles of Rick and Teresa Kaepernick in the series directed by Emmy award-winner Ava Duvernay, Netflix announced on Wednesday.

Duvernay also announced that the series is officially in pre-production.

Parker is best known for her starring role in Showtime’s “Weeds,” for which she received three Emmy nominations. She has also won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and was a recurring actress on “The West Wing.

Offerman is a television veteran who found stardom as Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation.” Long outspoken on Twitter, a past tweet pointing out the NFL’s “course correction away from racism” may indicate a personal interest in the Netflix project.

Netflix describes “Colin in Black & White” as an exploration of “Kaepernick's high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist.” Actor Jaden Michael has already been picked for the role of a young Kaepernick.

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