The streaming large announced a brand new restricted collection titled “Colin in Black & White,” from Ava DuVernay, based mostly on Kaepernick’s highschool years.

Kaepernick will seem within the collection and add his personal voice to the undertaking.

The restricted collection will run for six episodes and reunites DuVernay with Michael Starrbury, who will write and function government producer.

DuVernay and Starrbury beforehand labored collectively on “When They See Us,” which obtained 16 Emmy nominations.

In 2016, Kaepernick made nationwide information when he refused to face two years in the past because the Nationwide Anthem performed earlier than NFL video games. He mentioned he did so to protest police shootings of African-American males and different social injustices confronted by black folks in the US.

“The collection will give attention to Kaepernick’s formative highschool years, lending significant perception into the acts and experiences that led him to turn out to be the activist he’s at present,” Netflix mentioned in its statement.
DuVernay, who additionally celebrated the news on Twitter, mentioned in a press release that Kaepernick’s act of protest “ignited a nationwide dialog about race and justice with far-reaching penalties for soccer, tradition and for him, personally.”

She added, “Colin’s story has a lot to say about identification, sports activities and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I could not be happier than to inform this story with the group at Netflix.”

Netflix has but to announce an official launch date for the collection.