Colin Kaepernick is taking his abilities from the sphere to the small display screen. The previous NFL participant is teaming up with Ava DuVernay for a scripted Netflix sequence.
Titled Colin in Black & White, the six-episode miniseries will give attention to Kaepernick’s teenaged years and the occasions that led him to change into a civil rights activist.
“Too typically we see race and Black tales portrayed by means of a white lens,” stated Kaepernick. “We search to provide new perspective to the differing realities that Black folks face. We discover the racial conflicts I confronted as an adopted Black man in a white neighborhood, throughout my highschool years. It’s an honor to carry these tales to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”
In accordance with Netflix, the sequence was conceived in 2019 and the scripts had been accomplished final month. DuVernay and Michael Starrbury, who labored collectively on the Netflix sequence When They See Us, will function government producers. Kaepernick can even government produce and narrate all six episodes.
“Along with his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a nationwide dialog about race and justice with far-reaching penalties for soccer, tradition and for him, personally,” DuVernay stated in an announcement. “Colin’s story has a lot to say about id, sports activities and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to inform this story with the workforce at Netflix.”
Kaepernick performed for the San Francisco 49ers for six seasons. He made headlines in 2016 for kneeling through the nationwide anthem forward of a number of NFL video games in protest in opposition to police brutality and racial injustice. He grew to become a free agent in 2017 and has been unsigned ever since. In November 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance with the league, accusing workforce house owners of working collectively to maintain him from enjoying. He reached a take care of the league in 2019 for an undisclosed quantity. ~Brie Davis
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