Colin Kaepernick and the Disney company have formed a partnership to produce content about the racial and social topics Kaepernick has championed. For starters, the documentary series will follow Colin’s life over the past five years and reexamine his career journey.
“I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives,” Kaepernick said in a statement. “I look forward to sharing the docuseries on my life story, in addition to many other culturally impactful projects we are developing.”
Colin Kaepernick’s deal with the Disney company will extend across multiple Disney platforms, including Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Hulu, Pixar and The Undefeated.
“During this unprecedented time, The Walt Disney Company remains committed to creating diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters,” said Bob Iger, Disney’s executive chairman. “Colin’s experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate, enlighten and entertain, and we look forward to working with him on this important collaboration.”
ESPN believes it’s especially relevant to hear Colin Kaepernick’s voice in regards to his evolution while the nation continues to confront racism and social injustice.
Source: Wall Street Journal