Colin Kaepernick followers will presently learn quite a bit extra regarding the activist and football participant — attributable to a fresh six-episode scripted series centering around his adolescent existence. Netflix on Monday launched that neatly-known filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Kaepernick absorb created a runt series, titled “Colin in Unlit & White.”
“The series will focal point on Kaepernick’s formative high faculty years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to vary into the activist he is on the novel time,” the company acknowledged in a news originate. The show objectives to supply an “introspective peek” at Kaepernick’s early existence as a Unlit youngster rising up in his White adoptive household and his aspect motorway to changing into a proficient NFL quarterback whereas “defining his identity.”
Kaepernick will seem as himself within the series as its narrator.
“Too in most cases we leer dash and Unlit experiences portrayed by strategy of a White lens,” Kaepernick acknowledged in an announcement. “We stare to present fresh standpoint to the differing realities that Unlit people face. We explore the racial conflicts I confronted as an adopted Unlit man in a White community, throughout my high faculty years. Or now not it’s an honor to bring these experiences to existence in collaboration with Ava for the world to leer.”
Netflix has now not but launched a premiere date for the series, which became created in 2019, the originate acknowledged. Writing for the show now not too lengthy ago finished in Might perhaps well.
Michael Starrbury, an Emmy nominated creator, served because the federal government producer and wrote for the series alongside DuVernay and Kaepernick. Starrbury and DuVernay worked together on the acclaimed Netflix series “When They Glimpse Us,” which told the sage of the males once identified because the Central Park 5 — and now known as the Exonerated 5.
“Alongside with his act of stutter, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about dash and justice with a long way-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” DuVernay acknowledged within the news originate. “Colin’s sage has extra special to utter about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of stutter and resilience.”
Kaepernick famously led kneeling protests throughout performances of the national anthem in 2016 to bring attention to police violence and racial injustice. The unusual San Francisco 49ers quarterback has now not finished for a football team since 2016 after he became now not signed by a team. He filed a complaint in opposition to the NFL in 2017, alleging he became now not signed which strategy of his protests. He later settled for an undisclosed quantity.
Chris Brito contributed to this file.