- Former NFL star has become prominent civil rights activist
- DuVernay is behind several acclaimed Netflix productions
Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming up on a scripted series on the former NFL quarterback’s teenage years.
Kaepernick has effectively been exiled from the NFL since the end of the 2016 season after he protested against police brutality and racial injustice by refusing to stand for the national anthem. Since then he has become a prominent figure in the US civil rights movement.