Ava DuVernay has reportedly signed on to develop a scripted series about Colin Kaepernick’s high school years.
The series is expected to be six-episodes long, focusing on “Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.” Furthermore, the project will provide “an introspective look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity.”
Here's the story of how I started working on "Colin in Black and White". (I'm paraphrasing a bit.)
*Phones rings. It's Ava.*
Ava: Hey. You're writing a show about Colin Kaepernick and running the room.
— MICHAEL ????????? (@StarrburyMike) June 29, 2020
“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,” Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland said.
“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,” Holland adds.
DuVernay will serve as a show runner for the show. Meanwhile, Michael Starrbury of When They See Us will write the script. Kaepernick will also appear in the series and narrate as well.