The trials and tribulations of NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, will be brought to Netflix in a series format with Ava DuVernary directing the first episode according to a report by New York Post.
Colin Kaepernick made headline news when he took a knee before the American national anthem at a NFL game. He was protesting peacefully against police brutality and systemic racism in 2016 which led to his firing.
Jaden Michael will portray the young version of Kaepernick in the six-episode series that will be entitled “Colin in Black & White”. Jaden Michael, 17, is best known for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series “The Get Down” and he’s also appeared in episodes of “Gotham” and “Blue Bloods.” The series will focus on Kaepernick’s childhood as a young African-American teen growing up in a white adoptive family and how his experiences shaped both his football talent and his activist work.
Colin Kaepernick filed a lawsuit against the league for keeping him from playing before reaching a settlement in 2019. He will executive produce the series alongside DuVernay, and it will be written by Michael Starrbury (“When They See Us”).
“Colin in Black & White” does not yet have a premiere date.
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