Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are joining forces to tell the story of his adolescent years in a new Netflix series.
“Colin in Black & White” is a six-episode scripted drama that will focus on Kap’s high school years and the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.
Colin Kaepernick will narrate the series. An actor will be cast to portray the younger version of the star athlete.
Ava DuVernay spoke on the project saying:
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.
Colin shared the importance of the series adding:
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.
No word yet on when we can expect “Colin in Black & White” to premiere on Netflix, but I will keep you updated as more info on the project becomes available.