Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) announces a new dramatic limited series that depicts Colin Kaepernick’s High School years by Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay. The new scripted limited series by Kaepernick and Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award winner Ava DuVernay.
The series was conceived in 2019 and will run six episodes long. The series will depict Kaepernick growing up as a Black child with a white adopted family and go through his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity.
“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.”
“We’re proud to bring Colin’s experience and his creative vision to life as he joins Ava to share his powerful story and message with all our members around the world,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “It is an unparalleled union of two strong and defining voices coming together to tell the story about what it’s like to be Black in America.”