Netflix announced this morning that Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick are teaming up for a six-part series about the activist and football player’s younger years.
The series, “Colin in Black and White,” will explore the quarterback’s high school years, attempting to show the experiences and insights that led to his activism.
Kaepernick will appear as a narrator, with an actor playing him as a Black child adopted by a white family.
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick said in a release. “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.”
Kaepernick will also be an executive producer for the series, which was written by Michael Starrbury, who also worked with Ava on “When They See Us.”
No release date has been set yet.