Nick Offerman Calls Colin Kaepernick His Hero After Being Cast In Series About Him
Written by Black Voices on November 23, 2020
Nick Offerman is thrilled to be part of the solid for the brand new Netflix collection about Colin Kaepernick.
The “Parks and Recreation” actor, who famously portrayed the character of Ron Swanson on the NBC sitcom, publicly celebrated being solid in Ava DuVernay and Kaepernick’s restricted collection, “Colin in Black & White,” in a tweet printed on Wednesday.
The streaming service introduced final week that Offerman and actor Mary-Louise Parker will painting the activist’s adoptive dad and mom, Rick and Teresa Kaepernick.
Offerman raved over his casting announcement, tweeting that DuVernay and Kaepernick — an “American champion” — had been his “heroes.”
“I’m powerfully satisfied to get to work with my heroes @ava @Kaepernick7!” the “Devs” actor wrote. “And to father or mother an American champion with the legendary Mary Louise Parker, no much less.”
DuVernay equally tweeted about her pleasure over the casting of her “long-time favourite actors,” Offerman and Parker. The filmmaker famous that the restricted collection, written by Michael Starrbury, was in pre-production.
Netflix first introduced the brand new challenge again in June. The six-episode scripted collection will focus on Kaepernick’s early years as a “Black little one rising up with a white adopted household and his journey to develop into an awesome quarterback whereas defining his identification,” a press launch acknowledged.
Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, who’re white, adopted the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback when he was a new child.
Supporters of Kaepernick have continued to name for his return to the NFL after he notably led peaceable protests in 2016 by kneeling through the enjoying of the nationwide anthem at video games to protest racial injustice. The league has been broadly accused of blackballing the activist, who has remained unsigned by any workforce since he turned a free agent after the 2016 season.
Final month, the quarterback celebrated the casting of Jaden Michael, who will painting Kaepernick’s youthful self within the restricted collection. Kaepernick referred to as Michael, who stars within the Netflix film “Vampires vs. The Bronx,” an “all-star” on Twitter.
Kaepernick will narrate “Colin in Black & White,” and he can even function an govt producer, together with DuVernay and Starrbury.
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