The silent man who we’ve all known to sacrifice his professional football career to take a stand against brutality is giving us a look into his childhood.
Colin Kaepernick joined forces with Ava DuVernay to produce a Netflix docuseries titled, Colin in Black & White, which “will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.”
“The six-episode series, which was conceived in 2019 and recently completed writing in May, provides an introspective look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity,” as per the press release.
Michael Starrbury will pen the series, and he recently worked with DuVernay on When They See Us. Starrbury will also serve as an executive producer alongside the famed director, and Kaepernick, who will also narrate the flick.
“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 statement via a press release. “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.”
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Colin Kaepernick said in a statement. “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.”
There’s no tentative release date but it will probably be worth the wait.