Netflix To Produce 6 Part Series On Colin Kaepernick

by Rafeal Crawford
Netflix To Produce 6 Part Series On Colin Kaepernick

 

Netflix To Produce 6 Part Series On Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick to narrate his Netflix series

Netflix just announced they will be producing  six part series on Colin Kaepernick.  The series is titled “Colin in Black & White,” which will be produced by director Ava DuVernay and written by Michael Starrbury both had previously worked together on another Netflix series “When They See Us” about the Central Park 5.

Colin in Black & White will have Kaepernick narrate his childhood growing up as a youth in high school and being adopted by a white family in the scripted series. The free agent NFL quarterback turned activist played six seasons for the San Fransisco 49ers leading them to the Super Bowl and a NFC title game.

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“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick said in a release. “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.”

Ava DuVernay said the following “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,” DuVernay said in a release. “Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience.”

No word on what actor will portray Kaepernick as of yet nor has Netflix announced when it will be released. Kaepernick will also serve as executive producer.

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