It’s a 6-part series that will finally fill in some of the missing pieces that people may not know about the journey of a man who risked it all at the peak of his NFL career to fight social injustice and police brutality, only to be villainized, blackballed and then celebrated for his bravery.
He would grow up to play in the Super Bowl and realize you never stop fighting for your dreams.
She would grow up to tell stories that matter to millions.
— Netflix (@netflix) June 29, 2020
According to Netflix Media Center, the short series will focus on Kaepernick’s high school experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.
Colin spoke about the series.
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens, 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.”
Original Content for Netflix Vice President Cindy Holland shared Netflix’s approval for the upcoming series:
“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, 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.”