Netflix Announces New Colin Kaepernick Series


Six episodes will be part of the "Colin in Black & White" series on the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.  Kaepernick will help narrate the series in addition to being an executive producer.

Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix miniseries about the teenage roots of the former NFL player's activism.

Neftlix says the limited series, titled ``Colin in Black & White,'' will examine Kaepernick's high school years. In 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

His actions drew both support and criticism, with President Donald Trump among his detractors. Kaepernick became a free agent in 2017 but went unsigned.

Writing on the six-episode series was completed in May, Casting details and a release date were not immediately announced for ``Colin in Black & White.''


with files from   (The Associated Press)