Ava Duvernay and Colin Kaepernick are Working on a Comedy Series Together


The NFL may not support Colin Kaepernick, but one of the biggest directors in Hollywood, Ava DuVernay does.

While speaking for a Vanity Fair feature with other show runners, it was revealed that Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick are working on a comedy series together. Kaepernick’s high school years are the premise behind the untitled series.

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The piece read:

“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.”

The piece did two things, it revealed DuVernay’s project and also revealed how truly busy she is in Hollywood.

Last year, DuVernay spoke at length with GQ about her admiration for Kaepernick.

DuVernay told GQ, “I see what he’s done as art.”

“I believe that art is seeing the world that doesn’t exist. You know a lot of people excel at creativity—making TV, movies, painting, writing books—but you can be an artist in your own life. Civil rights activists are artists. Athletes are artists. People who imagine something that is not there.”

There is no network attached to the series, which has yet to be officially announced. Will you tune into the Kaepernick inspired comedy series?



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