Netflix announced on Monday (June 29) that Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick are developing a new scripted series based on the athlete and activist's high school years.
Colin in Black & White will aim to lend "meaningful insight into the acts and experiences" that led to Kaepernick speaking out against systematic racism and police brutality. Kaepernick will be narrating the series, which will show Colin's experience growing up with his adopted family, who is white, and his journey to the NFL and beyond.
DuVernay released a statement following the announcement, which reads: "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 also released a statement, "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."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter