Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming up together for a Netflix series! Colin in Black & White is a scripted limited drama series that will focus on Kaepernick’s adolescent years. The show will be six episodes. It will focus on his high school years while leading into the acts/experiences that would make him an activist today.
Kaepernick will narrate the series, which will cast someone to play a younger version of the athlete. Kaepernick launched a movement in 2016 when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Since 2017, Kaepernick has been a free agent and continues his fight against oppression.
Michael Starrbury will pen the script.
“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 say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”
Kaepernick also commented:
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens. We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”
Cindy Holland, who is the VP of Originals at Netflix, also commented:
“We’re proud to bring Colin’s experience and his creative vision to life as he joins Ava to share his powerful story and message with all our members around the world. It is an unparalleled union of two strong and defining voices coming together to tell the story about what it’s like to be Black in America.”
Are you excited for Colin in Black & White?
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