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Spike Lee Helms New Docuseries About Activist and Former NFL Player Colin Kaepernick’s Life

ESPN has tapped legendary director Spike Lee to direct a new docuseries, centered around former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s life.

The docuseries will be the first project to be released from Kaepernick’s first-look deal with Disney through his Ra Vision Media.

San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Lee, who is also a producer of the series, is set to capture Kaepernick’s journey through the player’s own eyes. The multi-part documentary will delve into Kaepernick’s upbringing as an adopted mixed-race child of White parents. From there viewers will take us through his high school and college years, then to his career with the San Francisco 49ers.

Of course, the meat and potatoes of this documentary, is expected to detail Kaepernick’s career with the Niners and the NFL, including his 2017 release from the team and being blackballed by the entire league after he took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem, to protest the racial injustice and police brutality running rampant in America, during that time.

Lee will deliver fresh new interviews and unseen footage from Kaepernick’s archive to guide the story.

Currently, the docuseries, which remains untitled, will be executive produced by ESPN, with main production falling under the umbrella of Lee’s 40 Acres and A Mule company. A release date has not been announced to the public.

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Written by LaToya Anitri


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