Ava DuVernay (When They See Us, 13th) is ready to direct an upcoming Netflix sequence about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s adolescent years. The present, known as Colin in Black & White, will run for six episodes and have narration by Kaepernick. His youthful self can be performed by an as-yet-unrevealed actor. Netflix describes the show as targeted on “Kaepernick’s highschool years and the experiences that led him to develop into an activist.”
Michael Starrbury, who labored with DuVernay on 2019’s When They See Us, is hooked up to jot down the present’s script. When They See Us was a Netflix sequence in regards to the Central Park 5, which lately won a Peabody award for Excellent Restricted Sequence. Starrbury, DuVernay, and Kaepernick will all government produce.
Kaepernick is greatest often known as a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. In 2016, he protested police violence by kneeling for the nationwide anthem earlier than each recreation that season, inspiring a wider protest motion.
“Together with his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a nationwide dialog about race and justice with far-reaching penalties for soccer, tradition and for him, personally,” stated DuVernay, in a press launch. “Colin’s story has a lot to say about id, sports activities and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to inform this story with the group at Netflix.”
The peaceable protest and the backlash it received–which included Donald Trump calling for Kaepernick to be “fired” and the NFL house owners unanimously transferring to implement a “nationwide anthem coverage” to require all gamers to face for the anthem’s duration–has been brought up recently for instance of a non-confrontative protest that was largely ignored by higher society and that price the protester his profession.