Ever the advocate of championing the protection of our planet’s endangered environments, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has partnered with Netflix for a slate of documentaries and docu-series in what is set to be a multi-year deal.
Coming off the back of their collaboration on Virunga, it’s understood that this partnership between DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company and the streaming giant will see an array of non-fiction projects premiere exclusively on Netflix. In light of this recent deal, the actor himself spoke about how raising awareness for what is one of the most pressing issues facing our civilization is paramount.
“Working with Netflix on Virunga has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want to develop and bring to viewers,” said DiCaprio. “There’s never been a more critical time for our planet or more of a need for gifted storytellers to help us all make sense of the issues we face. Through this partnership with Netflix, I hope to give documentary filmmakers doing urgent and important work the chance to have their films seen immediately by audiences all around the world.”
As such, we can expect Appian Way to become a more active presence in the festival circuit, as it will likely cherry pick the very best eco-dramas to air on the streaming service. In a statement, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, spoke of his excitement for the future of the genre and how the support of Leonardo DiCaprio can help drive the thought-provoking movement forward.
“This partnership is a natural extension of our incredible relationship with Leo on Virunga. We look forward to building on our shared success with more thought-provoking, high-quality documentaries and docu-series.”
This is a shared vision we’ll likely hear much, much more about in the near future. But for now, let us know what you make of Leonardo DiCaprio‘s latest venture in the comments.