A strong supporter of Colin Kapernick, Ava DuVernay is now developing a comedy series with the NFL star based on his high school life. The project has not been officially announced yet and there is no network attached.
Per Vanity Fair:
The piece reads in part, “She’s four weeks out from a trip to serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury, and DuVernay has a lot to do: casting for her yet-to-be-named Netflix limited series about the Central Park Five; working with editors, directors, and writers on the third season of Queen Sugar, which started airing May 29; putting the finishing touches on her CBS pilot, Red Line; and meeting with her Wrinkle producer Jim Whitaker on two new projects, including the Battle of Versailles movie at HBO and a TV comedy series with Colin Kaepernick that centers on his high-school life.”
Kaepernick would be the latest athlete to move info entertainment. LeBron James has made the biggest splash with his SpringHill Entertainment, bringing things to television such as Survivor’s Remorse, planning for a Netflix Madam CJ Walker miniseries starring Octavia Spencer and much more. Blake Griffin just announced a project last week and Steph Curry also has a first-look deal setup at a studio.
Not sure this is something anyone wants to see. I’m still one of those people that still want to watch Colin on the football field. Good luck on pivoting to entertainment. Just hope Colin doesn’t get blackballed there too.