Although Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality was hijacked by those who thought it was disrepectful to the flag and military, time has shown it to be a prophetic stand leading to the exponential growth of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Netflix and Ava DuVernay are about to show us how Kaepernick became the man he is today with a dramatic limited series – Colin in Black & White – that focuses on Kaepernick’s formative high school years.
Quite possibly the strangest Super Bowl promotion of all time has to be this one form AMC’s The Walking – the AMC drama has released special Walking Dead versions of NFL players in a special series of Topps Trading Cards.
The zombie-fied professional football players hailfrom the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, and more. Greg Nicotero, executive producer, director and special FX make-up designer for “The Walking Dead,” has created hand-drawn walkers out of Malcolm Jenkins, Geno Atkins, Cole Beasley, Jesse James, Shea McClellin and John Kuhn, among others, on digital trading cards that football and series fans can collect, at no charge, for a limited time.
The Walking Dead shambles back onto your multi-media screens on Sunday, February 12th.
FOX’s hybrid live action/animated series Son of Zorn will get a preview following the NFL doubleheader scheduled for Sunday, September 11th (8/7C).
The series, about a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son, is one of a number of high-profile projects executive produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Son of Zorn’s official premiere date is Sunday, September 25th (8:30/7:30C). Follow the jump for full series descriptions and episode taglines.
Star Wars fans should be watching Monday Night Football (ESPN in the US; TSN in Canada) – following the halftime debut of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer at halftime, tickets will go on sale for the film’s December 18th opening.