Amidst the recent events in the United States with the prevalent discussions regarding race, police brutality and another societal and cultural issues, Disney has announced a deal with Colin Kaepernick to produce exclusive docuseries about his life.
The series will reportedly focus on the last 5 years, in which it appeared as if the former 49ers quarterback was blackballed from the NFL and became the face of anti-patriotism in America for his kneeling protests during the National Anthem before games.
ESPN Films to produce an exclusive docuseries on Kaepernick’s life as part of overall deal
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The series will focus on scripted and unscripted stories that deal with race, social injustice and the quest for equity, and work to showcase directors and producers of color.
“I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives,” Kaepernick said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to sharing the docuseries on my life story, in addition to many other culturally impactful projects we are developing.”
Kaepernick has been out of the league since 2016 and has shifted some of his focus to humanitarian efforts, but has insisted he still would like to play NFL football is a team is willing to offer a deal worth accepting.