This could be interesting!
Netflix announced today that Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming up on a scripted series about the inspirational former NFL quarterback’s teenage years.
Said Kaepernick in 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.”
He would grow up to play in the Super Bowl and realize you never stop fighting for your dreams.— Netflix (@netflix) June 29, 2020
She would grow up to tell stories that matter to millions.
From @Kaepernick7 & @ava, the dramatic scripted series Colin In Black & White follows the H.S. years of Colin Kaepernick. pic.twitter.com/eb75RkuW2H
And said Duvernay:
“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.”
Writing on the series finished in May, but a release date for the six-part series has yet to be announced.
(via The Guardian; photos: Avalon)