Ava Duvernay is Bringing Colin Kaepernick’s Story To Life

Ava Duvernay is Bringing Colin Kaepernick’s Story To Life

Colin Kaepernick’s adolescent life is coming to Netflix thanks to Ava Duvernay.

The former NFL quarterback and social justice activist is teaming up with Ava’s Array Now Production Company to release ‘Colin in Black & White, a limited series picked up by the streaming giant.

The series will be comprised of  six episodes that examines Kaepernick’s adolescent life, focusing on his high school experience that let him to his current position of speaking out against racial inequality.  Kaepernick will reportedly narrate the series himself and have an actor portray the younger version.

Colin Kaepernick Photo Courtesy of San Francisco 49ers

Kaepernick began his protests for racial equality back in 2016 when he was a quarterback for the San Francisco 49’ers.  He began the notorious kneel that is believed to have caused him to be blacklisted from the NFL.  His kneeling caused controversy amongst the league and the nation with many criticizing his actions calling him unpatriotic and a disgrace to the sport.

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To date, Colin is still listed as a free agent although it was reported that the NFL had him listed on their site as retired. (It has since been corrected after being called out by Kaepernick’s girlfriend).  With the protests and social justice movements that have taken place due to the death of George Floyd, the NFL has since stated they were unfair to Colin although no official apology has been given.

Kaepernick’s series will be written by Emmy Winner Michael Starrbury who will also serve as Executive Producer alongside Ava and Collin.  There is no release date for the series at this time.

 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

 


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