Legenadry Hollywood director Steven Spielberg's film company is to produce "multiple" new films for Netflix, the streaming platform has announced.

Netflix tweeted: "Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is teaming up with Netflix!

"Thrilled to announce that the legendary filmmaker’s company will produce multiple new films for Netflix each year."

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners is teaming up with Netflix!

Thrilled to announce that the legendary filmmaker’s company will produce multiple new films for Netflix each year. pic.twitter.com/FYzg7rqwed

— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) June 21, 2021

Amblin chairman Spielberg, in a statement shared with media, said: "At Amblin, storytelling will forever be at the center of everything we do, and from the minute Ted [Sarandos] and I started discussing a partnership, it was abundantly clear that we had an amazing opportunity to tell new stories together and reach audiences in new ways.

"This new avenue for our films, alongside the stories we continue to tell with our longtime family at Universal and our other partners, will be incredibly fulfilling for me personally since we get to embark on it together with Ted, and I can't wait to get started with him, Scott, and the entire Netflix team."

Netflix's co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos added: "Steven is a creative visionary and leader and, like so many others around the world, my growing up was shaped by his memorable characters and stories that have been enduring, inspiring and awakening.

"We cannot wait to get to work with the Amblin team and we are honoured and thrilled to be part of this chapter of Steven’s cinematic history."