The six-part series will provide audiences worldwide with Kaepernick’s backstory and successes, all while focusing on social and cultural awareness of an African-American man who was once adopted by a Caucasian family. The show is said to be penned by Michael Starrbury. To give one some insight on Kaepernick’s strong influence will be no other than Kaepernick himself. He made history due to his peaceful protest against racism and police brutality in 2016 when he kneeled during the national anthem. Since then, the NFL looked the other way, although he did nothing wrong.
“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,” said DuVernay. “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,” Kaepernick added. “We seek to give a new perspective to the different 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.”
Colin in Black & White will start shooting in the fall, depending on the ongoing pandemic’s status.