The project — titled Colin in Black and White — will run six episodes and offer "meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led [Kaepernick] to become the activist he is today."
The series is billed as a drama and will be narrated by Kap himself, focusing on his formative high school years and experience growing up Black.
"Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens," Kaepernick said of the series in a statement. "We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It's an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see."
DuVernay added: "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."
So far, few other details on the forthcoming series have emerged. Stay tuned for developments as we learn more about the series' release schedule and stars.
See Netflix's announcement below.
He would grow up to play in the Super Bowl and realize you never stop fighting for your dreams.— Netflix (@netflix) June 29, 2020
She would grow up to tell stories that matter to millions.
From @Kaepernick7 & @ava, the dramatic scripted series Colin In Black & White follows the H.S. years of Colin Kaepernick. pic.twitter.com/eb75RkuW2H