In July 2020, ESPN confirmed production began for the multi-series documentary revolving around Colin Kaepernick. Spike Lee first announced he would be directing the documentary in February 2022. Since then, the former NFL quarterback practiced with the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this year in May.
On Saturday, October 15th, Entertainment Tonight caught up with the Oscar-winning director during the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala where he commented on the upcoming documentary.
It’s his story, not the false narratives… Six years the National Football League has stopped him from playing. He still gets up at 4 or 4:30 every morning to train, five to six days a week. So when that next phone call comes, he will be ready. He will be ready.Entertainment Tonight
The upcoming project series has been confirmed to be part of Kaepernick’s first-look deal with Disney. On an episode of the I Am Athlete podcast, he expresses his passion towards the game and hopes to return sooner than later.
I know I have to find my way back in. So, yeah, if I have to come back in as a backup, that’s fine but that’s not where I’m staying. And when I prove that I am a starter, I want to be able to step on the field as such. I just need that opportunity to walk through the door… I’ll handle the rest from there.I Am Athlete Podcast