Netflix announces a series led by Ava DuVernay about Colin Kaepernick

Streaming div announced a new limited series called “Colin in Black and White,” by Ava DuVernay, based on Kaepernick’s high school years.

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

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

DuVernay and Starrbury previously worked together on “When They See Us,” which received 16 Emmy nominations.

Kaepernick made national news in 2016 when he refused to run two years ago because the national anthem was played before NFL games. He said he did it to protest the police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices faced by black people in the United States.

“The series will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years by giving meaningful insight into the works and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today,” Netflix said in its release. statement.
DuVernay, who also celebrated the news on Twitter, the statement said Kaepernick’s protest act “triggered 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, sport and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than telling this story with the team on Netflix.”

Netflix has yet to announce the official release date of the series.

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