Visionary director Ava DuVernay is partnering with activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to produce a sitcom that will be loosely based on his high school experiences, according to Vanity Fair.
The Queen Sugar creator has been a strong advocate of Black rights and has been behind Kaepernick and his stance on kneeling during the national anthem.
“When you ask if he’s inspired me and motivated me, to be able to sit with that brother on this particular day, on the day between really two historic cultural moments that swirled around him…was shapeshifting for me,” she told GQ. “Being able to observe that and witness his stillness, and wisdom, and interrogation of that moment up close and personal. I’m just really honored to know him.”