Month: June 2020

Ava DuVernay to Executive Produce Scripted Series Based on Colin Kaepernick’s High School Year

By Tony Maglio June 29, 2020 Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to narrate and executive produce six-episode Netflix show written by Michael Starrbury. Ava DuVernay is standing up and saluting Colin Kaepernick with a Netflix scripted series titled “Colin in Black & White.” The six-episode limited series, which will focus on the former San Francisco …

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Ava DuVernay to Helm Series on Colin Kaepernick’s High School Years

By Claire Shaffer June 29, 2020 Colin Kaepernick’s high school years will come to life in ‘Colin in Black and White,’ a six-part Netflix series from Ava DuVernay. All-star athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick‘s high school years will come to life in a new television series, Colin in Black and White, from Emmy Award-winning showrunner …

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Colin Kaepernick, Ava DuVernay team up for a Netflix series about his high school years

By Cindy Boren June 29, 2020 Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming up for a six-part dramatic series based on the free agent quarterback’s high school years. Netflix announced that the series will be called “Colin in Black & White” and will feature an actor it did not name as Kaepernick, who will narrate …

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Colin Kaepernick’s story is coming to Netflix. What we know so far

By Sonaiya Kelley June 29, 2020 A scripted drama about Colin Kaepernick‘s formative years is in the works, Netflix announced today. “Colin in Black & White,” a six-episode scripted drama series, will explore the high school years of the former quarterback and activist, with the goal of providing insight into the experiences that led to …

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Netflix Series About Colin Kaepernick Is in the Works From Ava DuVernay

By Nicole Sperling June 29, 2020 Colin Kaepernick has yet to be invited back to the National Football League, but Netflix is welcoming him with open arms. The former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who sparked a movement when he knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality has joined …

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Colin Kaepernick’s Life to Become Netflix Series From Ava DuVernay

By Lesley Goldberg June 29, 2020 Colin Kaepernick’s formative years are becoming a Netflix series. The athlete and activist is teaming with Ava DuVernay for Colin in Black & White, a scripted limited drama that has been picked up straight to series at the streaming giant. The six-episode series will examine Kaepernick’s adolescent life, focusing …

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Colin Kaepernick & Ava DuVernay Team Up For Netflix Limited Series About Activist Ex-NFL Player’s Teen Years

By Dominic Patten June 29, 2020 Despite its platitudes, the NFL has still yet to offer former superstar quarterback Colin Kaepernick a deal to return to play. However, the activist athlete has now snapped a whole new kind of game by officially teaming up with Ava DuVernay for a limited series on Netflix. Long-time friends …

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Colin Kaepernick Scripted Series From Ava DuVernay, ‘When They See Us’ Writer Set at Netflix

By Joe Otterson June 29, 2020 Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming for a scripted series about the NFL quarterback’s high school years at Netflix, Variety has learned. The six-episode series is currently titled “Colin in Black & White.” It will provide a look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up …

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Colin Kaepernick teaming up with Ava DuVernay for Netflix series about his high school years

By Rachel Yang June 29, 2020 Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury’s last collaboration brought us the harrowing, 16-time Emmy-nominated series When They See Us. Now, the two artists are working on another powerful story — the life of Colin Kaepernick. Colin in Black & White, a new scripted limited series created by DuVernay and Kaepernick, follows the former San Francisco …

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NBC: Series Prospect ‘La Brea’ Extends 2 Cast Members; 2020 Pilots Pick Up Actors; Rolled Pilots Release Casts

By Nellie Andreeva June 26, 2020 EXCLUSIVE: As NBC made decisions on its 2021 pilot slate earlier this week, the network has followed up with casting decisions for most of the pilots on the slate, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic-related production shutdown. They come as the original pilot cast options expire June 30. Of the two drama pilots put on …

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