The streaming large introduced a brand new restricted collection titled “Colin in Black & White,” from Ava DuVernay, primarily based on Kaepernick’s highschool years.
Kaepernick will seem within the collection and add his personal voice to the undertaking.
The restricted collection will run for six episodes and reunites DuVernay with Michael Starrbury, who will write and function government producer.
DuVernay and Starrbury beforehand labored collectively on “When They See Us,” which obtained 16 Emmy nominations.
In 2016, Kaepernick made nationwide information when he refused to face because the Nationwide Anthem performed earlier than NFL video games. He stated he did so to protest police shootings of African-American males and different social injustices confronted by black individuals in the USA.
Doing so helped remodel him into an icon within the struggle in opposition to police brutality and racial injustice.”The collection will concentrate on Kaepernick’s formative highschool years, lending significant perception into the acts and experiences that led him to grow to be the activist he’s immediately,” Netflix stated in its assertion.DuVernay, who additionally celebrated the information on Twitter, stated in a press release that Kaepernick’s act of protest “ignited a nationwide dialog about race and justice with far-reaching penalties for soccer, tradition and for him, personally.”
She added, “Colin’s story has a lot to say about identification, sports activities and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I could not be happier than to inform this story with the staff at Netflix.”
Netflix has but to announce an official launch date for the collection.