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Netflix announces Ava DuVernay-led series on Colin Kaepernick

June 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick arrives for a workout for NFL football scouts and media, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Ga. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Colin Kaepernick's life story is headed to Netflix.

(CNN)Colin Kaepernick's life story is headed to Netflix.

The streaming giant announced a new limited series titled "Colin in Black & White," from Ava DuVernay, based on Kaepernick's high school years.

Kaepernick will appear in the series and add his own voice to the project.

The limited series will run for six episodes and reunites DuVernay with Michael Starrbury, who will write and serve as executive producer.

"The series will focus on Kaepernick's formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today," Netflix said in its statement.

DuVernay, who also celebrated the news on Twitter, said in a statement that Kaepernick's act of protest "ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally. "

Netflix has yet to announce an official release date for the series.

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