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Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming documentaries to debut exclusively on Netflix

Netflix seems to break headlines on a daily basis now, announcing a continual succession of high-profile partnerships. The latest deal teams the world’s biggest streaming service/network/movie studio with one of Hollywood’s biggest names: Look out everyone, it’s Netflix and Leo.

DiCaprio and his production company Appian Way have agreed to work with Netflix on a series of upcoming documentaries and “docu-series” projects that will debut exclusively on the streaming service. The projects are expected to focus primarily on DiCaprio’s biggest off-screen passion, the environment, with the actor serving as producer or executive producer on each film or series.

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The deal spins out of DiCaprio’s collaboration with Netflix on the recent documentary Virunga, about a small group of people risking everything to protect the few remaining mountain gorillas amid a civil war in Africa. The film was nominated for an Academy Award this year.

“Working with Netflix on Virunga has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want to develop and bring to viewers,” said DiCaprio in a statement accompanying the announcement. “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.”