A new Colin Kaepernick docuseries is promising to tell the former NFL star's story through his own words ... and Spike Leehas been tapped to direct it all.
ESPN Films announced the partnership and the plan on Wednesday night ... saying in a statement that production on the project has already begun.
No word yet on a title or how many hours/episodes it'll all end up being ... but ESPN officials promised the Lee-directed piece will tell a side of the Kaepernick story that has yet to be heard.
"Kaepernick, who has never given a full, first-person account of his journey, is collaborating closely with Lee who plans to use extensive new interviews and a vast never-before-seen archive to help Kaepernick tell his story from his perspective," ESPN said in a statement.
The two were spotted taking in a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden right around the time ESPN dropped the statement.
The director and the football player were seen chatting it up courtside -- and then they left the venue together as well.
The new docuseries, meanwhile, will be far from the first television project Kaepernick has been involved with ... you'll recall, his Netflix show, "Colin in Black and White," was released last year and received great reviews.
An air date for the Lee/ESPN project has yet to be announced.