Kaepernick premiering series on Netflix


Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will have a six part series on Netflix produced by Ava DuVernay.

Netflix announced Monday that the series will be called “Colin in Black and White.” It will go into Kaepernick’s past to show what led him him to be an activist.

The series will focus heavily on how he was adopted into a white family, and Kaepernick will appear as a narrator.

“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 has not played football in the NFL since 2016 after he began kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Although he spent six seasons playing for the San Francisco 49ers and reached a Super Bowl, no NFL team has signed him since.

“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,” DuVernay said in a release. “Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience.”

Netflix has yet to announce an official release date for the series.