Colin Kaepernick‘s origin story is getting the Netflix treatment — in the form of a 6-episode series based on the QB’s high school years.
Netflix says the scripted drama is called “Colin In Black & White” — which will address the issues Colin had growing up as a Black man in an adopted white family.
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick said. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face.”
Netflix says 32-year-old Kaepernick is working alongside Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay on the project … and adds the script for the show was finished last month.
“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,” DuVernay said.
“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.”
Kaepernick famously moved to Northern California when he was 4 years old after he was adopted by a white family … and ended up being a star athlete in his teenage years at Pitman H.S. in Turlock.
Kap went on to play QB at Univ. of Nevada … and later became a star for the 49ers — before ending up as one of the key faces of the fight for social justice in America.