Scott Stuber, Netflix’s Film Chief, Steps Down — Will Greta Gerwig’s Narnia Be Affected?
Scott Stuber, Netflix’s Head of Film, is leaving the streamer after seven years to start a new media company, reports Variety.
During his time at Netflix, Stuber was known for attracting top talents like Greta Gerwig and pursuing theatrical releases for films. Stuber also spearheaded a new era of Oscars buzz for the streamer: under his leadership, Netflix became the most-nominated film studio at the Academy Awards for the past three years in a row.
After Scott Stuber’s comments about Netflix’s Narnia plans last year, fans may wonder: will Stuber’s departure affect Greta Gerwig’s upcoming adaptations?
Variety reports that Gerwig doesn’t have a finished script for Narnia yet, stating that the project is not expected to be “dramatically” affected by Stuber’s exit. Other reports, however, suggest that the outgoing Head of Film may have left over previous clashes about theatrical windows for films. Scott Stuber previously hinted at a theatrical release for Netflix’s Narnia in December of 2022.
Stuber’s new media company will produce films and television series, but at this time, it’s not known if he will continue to be involved with Netflix’s Narnia in any way.
Check out Scott Stuber’s past comments about Narnia:
- Netflix Film Chief on “Interesting Narrative Form” of Narnia Series
- Netflix Exec: Narnia Books “Are Very Much Based in Christianity”
- Netflix Hints at Narnia Theatrical Release
Looking to catch up on all of the news about Netflix’s Narnia? Here’s everything we know.