'Chronicles of Narnia' Netflix Series Brings in 'Coco' Writer Matthew Aldrich

Netflix announced a Chronicles of Narnia TV series and a new batch of movie adaptations last year, and now it looks like the streaming service is finally getting ready to step through the wardrobe. Matthew Aldrich, co-writer of Pixar’s Coco, has been brought in to serve as the Chronicles of Narnia Netflix series architect, overseeing development and creative decisions on multiple projects.

THR is reporting that Matthew Aldrich will oversee the Chronicles of Narnia for Netflix. Aldrich will “shepherd all development and creative on the multiple adaptations.” Netflix made a deal with the C.S. Lewis Company to bring the world of Narnia to their streaming service, and the search for the right person to oversee the project was apparently extensive, with Aldrich winning the job in the end.

When the deal was first announced, Netflix revealed the planned to “develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films for its members worldwide.”

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