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.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 18, 2020
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.
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 #ColinInBlackAndWhite @ava pic.twitter.com/ygb4F4kgM5
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 27, 2020
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