An NFL team has yet to sign former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick despite their apologizes, but Kaepernick was in the news Monday morning has he landed a limited series on Netflix. Kaepernick teamed up with Ava DuVernay for a limited six-part series called “Colin in Black & White.” The show will focus on Kaepernick’s teenage years and early football, basketball, and baseball success in Turlock, California.
The series will reportedly emphasize the influences and circumstances that developed the social and cultural conscience of Kap, who was adopted by a white family. Kaepernick will narrate the show. Netflix completed scripts last month and is reportedly going to start shooting the series in the fall if that’s possible with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here is DuVernay’s public statement about “Colin in Black & White:”
With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture, and 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.
We will update once there is a release date for Kaepernick’s series. Colin is also working on a self-published memoir.