Colin Kaepernick Teams Up with Ava DuVernay & Netflix for a Dramatic Retelling of His High School Years

By | June 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Left: Colin Kaepernick (photo: Michael Zagaris/Getty) // Right: Ava DuVernay (photo via avaduvernay.com)

Colin Kaepernick is telling his story on Netflix. He’s teamed up with Ava DuVernay for a new scripted limited series called Colin in Black & White, which will focus on the quarterback’s high school years. Over six episodes we’ll be given insight into the experiences that led him to become the activist he is today. Kaepernick himself will narrate the series.

The series has just completed writing and will be coming to your screens soon. Keep scrolling to hear what DuVernay and Kaepernick had to say about the news in a press release from Netflix. We can’t wait to see what this incredible team-up will bring—stay tuned for more details!

“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,” 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,” said Kaepernick. “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.”