Matthew Aldrich Bio Updated

Little has been heard about Matthew Aldrich since he was announced as the Creative Architect of Netflix’s Chronicles of Narnia adaptations in 2019. For the past few years, the bio on his representative’s website has said he had a “3-year deal with Netflix.”

Sometime in the last several weeks, the bio was updated and the Netflix mention was removed. Silent R did not respond to our request for comment.

This edit occurred not long before the New Yorker reported Greta Gerwig is set to write and direct two Narnia films for Netflix. And it might be worth noting that Gerwig has never directed another writer’s script.

Aldrich recently published a blog post about the WGA strike.

4 Responses

  1. Cleander says:

    It is interesting that he was never mentioned all this time. I wonder if it’s possible that he just helped with outlining the basic structure for the show instead of the script and then left (though it might be unlikely that he would simply be expected to leave after doing so).

  2. fantasia says:

    I think it’s important to remember that he was announced and then Covid hit, which completely upended everything. I would not be surprised if he left during that time.

  3. Impending Doom says:

    I’m convinced his project fizzled out a long time ago and Gerwig is now Netflix’s second attempt at Narnia – completely separate from Aldrich’s work.

  4. Anna says:

    No harm, no foul. But I’m glad there’s a visionary like Greta on board now!