Colin Kaepernick is joining with Ava DuVernay, an Emmy-winning filmmaker, for a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the previous NFL footballer’s activism.
Netflix will soon produce a six-episode series on footballer Colin Kaepernick’s activism and youth .
The series are going to be titled as ‘Colin in Black & White‘ and written by Michael Starrbury.
The athlete will function an executive producer for the Netflix original and can also lend his voice to narrate the episodes which will take us back to his highschool years.
According to the handout , the series are going to be “lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he’s today.”
The series is about to steer fans into an introspective check out Kaepernick’s youth as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become an excellent quarterback while defining his identity.
Kaepernick said within the press release: “Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens. We seek to offer new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man during a white community, during my highschool years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life together with Ava for the planet to ascertain .”
DuVernay also added, “With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally.”
“Colin’s story has much to mention about identity, sports and therefore the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to inform this story with the team at Netflix,” the director said further.
Kaepernick had been subjected to criticism during his sixth and last season playing for San Francisco as he knelt during the anthem as a show of protest against racism and police brutality.