Kaepernick collaborating with Netflix on series about his teen years
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Colin Kaepernick's teenage years will be the subject of an upcoming scripted series from Netflix.

The six-part series, titled "Colin in Black & White," will be narrated and executive produced by the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, according to Dominic Patten of Deadline.

The show will follow Kaepernick's early life as a Black child adopted by a white family, placing an emphasis on the influences and circumstances that made him the activist he is today.

Ava DuVernay, who created, co-wrote, and directed the acclaimed Netflix series, "When They See Us," will also serve as executive producer on "Colin in Black & White."

"Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens," Kaepernick said 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."

The series is aiming to begin shooting in the fall.

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