Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is working with Netflix to produce a series of documentaries with an environmental and conservation focus, the online streaming giant said Wednesday.
The 40-year-old will serve as producer or executive producer on fact-based programs under the partnership deal between Netflix and his production company Appian Way.
DiCaprio and the pioneering streaming service first worked together on "Virunga," a documentary set in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which was nominated for an Oscar 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 announcing the plans for programs to premiere exclusively on Netflix.
"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.