Leonardo DiCaprio has confirmed overnight he will continue his successful relationship with SVOD provider Netflix.
Netflix.Netflix and DiCaprio first partnered on the acclaimed documentary VIRUNGA, which earned a 2015 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
Netflix, DiCaprio together with production company Appian Way have agreed to partner on upcoming documentary and docu-series projects as part of a First Look deal for non-fiction projects to premiere exclusively on Netflix. Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects. DiCaprio will serve as producer or executive producer for all projects launched through the partnership.
“Working with Netflix on VIRUNGA has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want to develop and bring to viewers,” said DiCaprio. He continued, “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.”
“This partnership is a natural extension of our incredible relationship with Leo on VIRUNGA” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We look forward to building on our shared success with more thought-provoking, high-quality documentaries and docu-series.”
Netflix will launch in Australia on March 24th, Pricing for the Australian service is yet to be confirmed.