netflix_logo_900_1Netflix has partnered with Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio to produce a slate of documentary and docu-series projects.

The multi-year first look deal covers all non-fiction projects from by DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company and will see the two partners work together to identify and develop fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes.

DiCaprio will serve as producer or executive producer for all projects launched through the partnership.

The deal builds on the success of Netflix and DiCaprio’s Oscar nominated Virunga.

“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 film-makers 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.”