Jemele Hill is set to produce Colin Kaepernick’s docuseries with Walt Disney.
Colin Kaepernick will be producing a docu-series about his life. The series will focus on his transition from NFL quarterback where he was shoved out because of kneeling during the National Anthem to to becoming a social activist.
Kaepernick asked Jemele Hill to join-in on the project.
Kaepernick tweeted his excitement today:
I am excited for this partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers & producers. I look forward to sharing culturally impactful and inspiring projects.
Hill, a former ESPN contributor and current writer at The ATLANTIC, agreed and will serve a producer for the docu-series.
Hill released a statement:
“Very excited to announce that I’ll be serving as a producer on Colin Kaepernick’s docuseries, as part of his production deal with ESPN/Disney and content collaboration w/ The Undefeated. I consider it an honor to play any role in telling Colin’s story. I have always known Colin is on the right side of history and this is an opportunity to make sure history continues to always reflects that. Colin’s vision for this collaboration isn’t just about content, but empowerment. He was adamant that his work be surrounded by black and brown voices. It also was important for me to use my influence to elevate these voices, particularly inside of ESPN. I am truly grateful.”
Congrats to both Hill and Kaepernick!