The show will focus on Kap's childhood -- growing up as a black man in an adopted white family, and how his life shaped him to become one of the most important activists of our time ... as well as an NFL quarterback.
32-year-old Kap (the real one) will also be personally involved in the project as the narrator.
Kaepernick tweeted about the news ... saying, "I never thought I would be casting a young me in a show about my life. I can’t wait for the world to see @ItsJadenMichael be an all-star on @netflix"
A release date for the series has not been announced yet -- but seems the project is moving along pretty quickly.