After the success of Netflix’ The Witcher which follows the epic saga of monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, Assassin’s Creed: The Series is next.
The action-adventure video game series is slated to become a live-action Netflix series, with multiple projects being planned.
Assassin’s Creed: The Series
The live-action Assassin’s Creed series will be executive produced by Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik. It will mark the first of multiple new projects.
It was officially announced on Twitter with a collaboration teaser logo.
“Netflix + Assassin’s Creed”
A press release states that the live-action series will be an “epic, genre-bending live action adaptation.” A search is also currently underway for a showrunner.
First of the many
The series is apparently just the first project from Ubisoft and Netflix’s collaboration.
It will further “tap into the iconic video game’s trove of dynamic stories” to create a live-action adaptation and a possible animated or anime series.
This may include the highly-anticipated Assassin’s Creed anime series previously heard being developed by Castlevania anime producer Adi Shankar.
Assassin’s Creed: The Series will be the fruition of Ubisoft’s promise to create a TV series back in 2017.
Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film & Television – LA, said in a press release:
“For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise.”
“We’re thrilled to create an Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe.”
Netflix’s Vice President, Original Series, Peter Friedlander also added:
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for. From its breathtaking historical worlds and massive global appeal as one of the best selling video game franchises of all time.”
“We are committed to carefully crafting epic and thrilling entertainment based on this distinct IP and provide a deeper dive for fans and our members around the world to enjoy.”
The upcoming Assassin’s Creed series join a growing slate of Ubisoft-backed TV and movie projects, including a movie based on The Division with Hollywood stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, a Beyond Good & Evil series by director Rob Letterman (Detective Pikachu), and a Splinter Cell animated series by writer Derek Kolstad (John Wick).
Assassin’s Creed was already adapted into a film in 2016, with Michael Fassbender playing the lead role. The two planned sequels were later cancelled shortly after the Disney-Fox acquisition.
Fans seem to believe in Netflix’s capability to give the fan-favorite franchise some justice when it comes to a proper media adaptation:
“In Netflix we believe. You did the Witcher justice, you did the best MCU universe”
“I am hyped for this actually. Hope it’s good”
“Lets gooooooo Assassin’s Creed SUPREMACY”
“Please make this right. Please for the love of god.”