Posted October 18, 2019 18:05:55Netflix has struck a deal to produce and direct an American-language Netflix original series about the immigration amnesty and green card programs.
The series will be written by Netflix co-founder and chief content officer Reed Hastings and directed by veteran screenwriter Peter Weir, the company announced today.
The first episode will debut in 2018, the same year that Netflix will introduce a new subscription service called Netflix All Access that will let subscribers access content and movies from Netflix Originals, original series and other sources.
Netflix will also be the exclusive home for Netflix Original series and original movies for at least two years after the original series is launched.
The deal was announced in a post on the Netflix website.
The streaming service is in the midst of a $3.6 billion investment in original content and a $1 billion investment for its U.S. content division, which will create more than 10,000 jobs in the United States.
Netflix also has been working on a new movie and a television show about the Green Card amnesty, which was set to be released in 2018.
The amnesty, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was enacted in 2012 to help millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the United Sates as children, work and send their children to school.
The program is currently suspended for illegal immigrants living in the country illegally, and the U.K. and Canada also suspended it for those who were here before 2012.