Netflix announces series directed by Ava DuVernay about Colin Kaepernick

Netflix announces series directed by Ava DuVernay about Colin Kaepernick

In the streaming giant announced a new limited series titled “Colin in Black & White,” by Ava DuVernay, based on Kaepernick’s high school age.

Kaepernick will appear in the series and add his own voice to the project.

The limited series will run for six episodes and reunite DuVernay with Michael Starrbury, who will write and serve as executive producer.

DuVernay and Starrbury had already worked together on “When We See You,” which received 16 Emmy nominations.

In 2016, Kaepernick made national news when he refused to stand as the National Anthem played before NFL games. He said he did so to protest the police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices faced by blacks in the United States.

“The series will focus on Kaepernick’s high school formative years, giving him significant insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today,” he told Netflix in his statement.
DuVernay, that too celebrated the news on Twitter, said in a statement that Kaepernick’s protection act “ignites a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally.”

She added, “Colin’s story has a lot to say about identity, sports and the spirit of endurance and personal endurance. I couldn’t be happier to tell this story with the Netflix team.”

Netflix has also announced an official release date for the series.

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