Production for Colin Kaepernick’s Netflix show had to impose added security measures because of threats made by white supremacist extremist group the Proud Boys.
According to TMZ, crew and cast members on the project received an email from executives stating that there had been “anti-BLM sentiments” made against the production. Sources close to the show told the outlet that an anti-BLM group planned a protest last Friday (February 12) at a shoot location, though it didn’t come to pass. Production assistants on set also said an ominous phone call was placed to the production office.
In response to the threats and the worry among the show’s cast and crew, production executives added new security protocols to keep everyone safe.
The show, Colin in Black and White, details the activist and former NFL quarterback’s life in high school, including the racism he endured and the events that inspired his historic activism. It’s being directed by award-winning director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay and stars Jaden Michael as a young Kaepernick.
“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” the director said last June. “Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports, and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience.”
Colin, who was reportedly not on set last week, will be narrating the 6-part series set to be released this year.
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