Netflix (NFLX) – Get the report from Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) announced Monday that it is teaming up with Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick to create a six-part series about the athlete and activist’s early years.
‘Colin in Black & White’ tells the story of Kaepernick’s youthful life, with the former NFL quarterback providing his voice for the narration.
Kaepernick released a statement on the upcoming series that said, “Too often we see racial and black stories through a white lens. We try to give a new perspective to the different realities black people face. We investigate the racial conflicts I faced during my high school years as an adopted black man in a white community.
The former 49ers quarterback began kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to the police brutality against blacks and racial injustice in America. After becoming a free agent in 2017, Kaepernick was not signed, with most analysts agreeing the player to be frozen by the NFL. Kaepernick filed a complaint against the NFL, which he withdrew in 2019 after reaching an agreement with the league.
DuVernay, the groundbreaking Academy Award nominee, is best known for films like Selma, 13., and the Netflix series When they see us, based on the 1989 jogger suitcase in Central Park.