Netflix announces Ava DuVernay-led series on Colin Kaepernick

The streaming giant announced a new restricted series titled “Colin in Black & White,” from Ava DuVernay, centered on Kaepernick’s superior faculty many years.

Kaepernick will surface in the series and insert his personal voice to the undertaking.

The restricted series will run for 6 episodes and reunites DuVernay with Michael Starrbury, who will write and provide as executive producer.

DuVernay and Starrbury beforehand worked alongside one another on “When They See Us,” which acquired 16 Emmy nominations.

In 2016, Kaepernick created countrywide information when he refused to stand as the Countrywide Anthem played just before NFL video games. He reported he did so to protest law enforcement shootings of African-American men and other social injustices confronted by black individuals in the United States.

Carrying out so assisted completely transform him into an icon in the fight towards law enforcement brutality and racial injustice.
“The series will focus on Kaepernick’s formative superior faculty many years, lending significant perception into the acts and activities that led him to turn into the activist he is nowadays,” Netflix reported in its assertion.
DuVernay, who also celebrated the information on Twitter, reported in a assertion that Kaepernick’s act of protest “ignited a countrywide dialogue about race and justice with far-achieving consequences for football, lifestyle and for him, individually.”

She included, “Colin’s tale has significantly to say about identification, sports activities and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I could not be happier than to tell this tale with the team at Netflix.”

Netflix has but to announce an official release day for the series.