Professor Emeritus John Mitani contributed to the upcoming docuseries Chimp Empire, which, according to Netflix, follows the "complex social politics, family dynamics, and dangerous territory disputes" of a large community of chimpanzees in Uganda. Mitani previously worked with director James Reed, who won the 2021 Academy Award for My Octopus Teacher, on the Discovery documentary Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017). This new series is narrated by Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali. Chimp Empire will premiere on Netflix on April 19.