Netflix has signed actor/producer Leonardo DiCaprio to a first look deal to produce non-fiction projects for the over the top streaming service, the company said Wednesday.
As part of the multi-year deal which also includes production company Appian Way, 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.
Netflix and DiCaprio most recently partnered on the documentary Virunga (pictured).
“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 docuseries.”