Netflix has revealed a first look at its upcoming limited series Colin in Black & White and the second season of Kid Cosmic. The latter has also been renewed for a third season.
Launching on October 29, 2021, Colin in Black & White consists of six 30-minute episodes and is co-created by Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick.
Colin in Black & White chronicles Kaepernick’s coming-of-age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family. The series stars Jaden Michael as Young Colin before reaching the highest levels of American football as an NFL quarterback and becoming a cultural icon and activist.
Also starring are Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker as his well-meaning parents Rick and Teresa; and Colin Kaepernick himself, who appears as the present-day narrator of his own story, guiding viewers through a robust and colorfully presented array of historical and contemporary contextual moments
“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,” said Colin Kaepernick, co-creator and executive producer.
“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.”
The directors are Ava DuVernay, Sheldon Candis, Robert Townsend, Angel Kristi Williams, and Kenny Leon.
The executive producers include Ava DuVernay, Colin Kaepernick, and Michael Starrbury.
In Kid Cosmic Season 2, debuting on September 7, 2021, Jo learns what it means to be a true leader as the Local Heroes embark on a space adventure to find the remaining Stones of Power and save the galaxy.
Created and executive produced by Craig McCracken, the series stars Amanda C. Miller (Jo), Jack Fisher (Kid), Keith Ferguson (Papa G), Lily Rose Silver (Rosa), Fred Tatasciore (Tuna Sandwich), Bobby Moynihan (Fantos), Kim Yarbrough (Flo), Cree Summer (Queen Xhan), and Tom Kenny (Chuck).
“For me, making three seasons of Kid Cosmic has been one of the most creatively rewarding experiences of my career. Working in cartoons, it’s easy to get stuck making the same kind of episodes over and over again. But with Kid Cosmic, we loved the freedom to not only make each season different, but to allow the characters to grow, to change, and to learn from their experiences,” said McCracken.
“In these three seasons of Kid Cosmic, we get to explore the idea of what it truly means to be a hero, as each season focuses on a different character and a different theme. In Season 1, The Kid learns that heroes help; in Season 2, Jo discovers that heroes care; and finally, in Season 3, it is Papa G who accepts that heroes sacrifice.”