Kaepernick will look in the collection and insert his individual voice to the project.
The constrained series will run for 6 episodes and reunites DuVernay with Michael Starrbury, who will create and serve as government producer.
DuVernay and Starrbury earlier labored together on “When They See Us,” which received 16 Emmy nominations.
In 2016, Kaepernick built national news when he refused to stand as the Nationwide Anthem played in advance of NFL video games. He explained he did so to protest police shootings of African-American adult men and other social injustices faced by black people in the United States.
She added, “Colin’s tale has substantially to say about identification, athletics and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to convey to this tale with the team at Netflix.”
Netflix has nevertheless to announce an official launch date for the collection.