Spike Lee and Colin Kaepernick Upcoming Docu-Series
American director and producer, Spike Lee is all set to direct a series revolving athelete around Colin Kaepernick. The multi-part docu-series will air on ESPN. ESPN announced this news officially on Tuesday. The two will collaborate closely on this project. The series will give the viewers “a full, first-person account of Kaepernick’s journey”. Kaepernick will tell the story from his perspective through this series. The creators will use his interviews and to help him do that.
Kaepernick’s Activism and Career
The production for the series began in July 2020. This will not be the first time that this former quarterback will tell his story. Back in October, he was an executive producer for the Netflix series “Colin in Black & White”. Kaepernick also played himself in the Netflix series. “Colin in Black & White”, follows the initial years of his life and the experiences that made him become an activist. This Netflix also explores the topic of race and culture struggles.
Apart from being a quarterback, and playing six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, he is also an activist. He started kneeling during the national anthem, to push back against police brutality and racism. After this Kaepernick parted ways from the NFL. Furthermore, he also claimed that NFL was planning to keep him out. Later, in 2019, he met with the NFL midway.
Director and the Production
Spike Lee is also a writer in addition to being a filmmaker and a producer. He is famous for highlighting controversial subjects mainly, racism. Lee is also credited for revolutionizing independent film industry. He earned multiple awards including an Oscar best adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman”. He did this through his powerful storytelling.
Lee’s project with Kaepernick, will be produced by ESPN, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Lee’s production houses.
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