During lockdown, Netflix has been keeping us busy with watches such as new Ryan Murphy series Hollywood and their Black Lives Matter collection. Now the streaming giant have announced a new series focusing on NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s early life, Colin in Black & White. Directed by Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay, the six-episode series will provide an introspective look into the NFL’s star early life as a black child growing up in an adopted white family.
The limited series will see the reunion of writer Micheal Starbury and DuVernay, who last worked together on Netflix’s critically acclaimed series When They See Us. Speaking on the announcement DuVernay said, “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. 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.”
While there might not be a date set for release, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on this highly anticipated series.