General Motors (GM) and Netflix are joining forces to give electric vehicles (EVs) the stage they deserve, reflecting society’s increasing excitement about an all-electric future, starting with a launch spot ‘EVs On Screen’.
In 2021, GM launched the ‘Everybody In’ campaign, demonstrating the company’s intent to lead an all-electric future and invited others to join the movement. GM is electrifying the automotive industry, engineering EVs with purpose-built, ground-up design, powered by the Ultium Platform and enabling EVs for everyone.
Netflix is joining the movement and will increase the presence of EVs in Netflix-produced shows and films, where relevant, while also taking steps to enable more sustainable productions.
Deborah Wahl, GM Global Chief Marketing Officer, said: “Entertainment has a huge impact on culture. We want to make EVs famous on streaming, small and silver screens to build an EV culture through storytelling that incorporates the experiences of driving and owning an EV.
“Netflix is a great partner because of the company’s compelling storytelling, commitment to sustainability and track record of sparking conversations that shape cultural trends. We are united in creating a better, more sustainable future for our world as we bring everybody in on EVs.”
As a result of the partnership, Netflix is supporting and educating creators, helping them to better understand how EVs can complement and enhance their stories. Over the course of the next year, inspired by this partnership, GM electric vehicles will be seen in select Netflix shows and films. These include Love is Blind, Queer Eye and Unstable, which will feature the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and Cadillac LYRIQ respectively.
Marian Lee, Netflix Chief Marketing Officer, said: “At Netflix, we create shows and films that can influence culture and spark meaningful conversations. From the TikTok dance trends inspired by Wednesday to thoughtful discussions about climate change with Don’t Look Up, we know that entertainment can drive fandom and inspire connections.
“GM is a cultural leader in the auto industry and we are proud to partner with them in their efforts by amplifying the presence of electric vehicles in our shows and films.”
In addition to Netflix’s commitment to increase the presence of EVs on screen, the company is also taking action to become more sustainable behind the camera within its productions. It is optimising energy use, then electrifying it, and decarbonising the rest. To learn more about this, visit Sustainability.Netflix.com.
As part of the rollout for this strategic alliance, a commercial that presents both companies’ commitment to a more sustainable future will air during the big game on Sunday, February 12. Fans will see Will Ferrell enter the world of some of the biggest Netflix shows and films including Army of the Dead, Squid Game and more. The creative showcases how EVs will show up on screen while highlighting the wide range of EVs GM plans to offer.
This is great news that both GM and Netflix will be helping to normalise electric cars and vehicles as their popularity continues to increase as we move towards a cleaner greener future. We have already seen other collaborations including the GM HUMMER being featured in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II video game and Volkswagen‘s ID.4 electric vehicle staring in Marvel Studios’ upcoming movie Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.