Colin Kaepernick, Ava DuVernay and Netflix team up for drama

  • Colin Kaepernick, Ava DuVernay and Netflix team up for drama

Colin Kaepernick, Ava DuVernay and Netflix team up for drama

In 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality, drawing both support and criticism, with his detractors including President Donald Trump.

Netflix will tackle the early life of Colin Kaepernick for its next project: The streamer has ordered Colin in Black & White, a limited series based on the athlete and activist's teenage years, TVLine has learned.

Colin in Black & White will examine Kaepernick's high school years to illuminate the experiences that shaped his advocacy, Netflix said.

It will be directed by Ava DuVernay, with the football player set to act as narrator. "We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that black people face".

Netflix says the scripted drama is called "Colin In Black & White" - which will address the issues Colin had growing up as a Black man in an adopted white family. "It's an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see". "I couldn't be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix".

This certainly sounds as though it could a compelling watch.

She would grow up to tell stories that matter to millions.

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick are working together on a miniseries titled Colin in Black & White.

Scripts for Colin in Black & White were reportedly completed last month. When They See Us, which dealt with the 1989 Central Park jogger case, was nominated for several Emmys, while 13th, a documentary exploring racial injustice in the US criminal justice system, was nominated for an Oscar. The actions became embroiled in a debate about the national anthem, and despite his qualifications, including a Super Bowl appearance, Kaepernick has been a free agent since 2017.

"I've always been fascinated by how folks become who they are. When it comes to [Kaepernick], that story tracks the making of a singular American icon".

No release date has been announced yet.

His football career could also be getting back on track as the Los Angeles Chargers coach recently confirmed that the quarterback was on the potential workout list and ecalled him a good "fit" for the team.