Assassin’s Creed live-action series on Netflix
Netflix has recently announced that it is partnering with the video game developer, Ubisoft, to create a live-action series based on the popular video game, Assassin’s Creed.
Netflix released a statement and said that the project is an ‘epic, genre-bending live-action adaptation’. The company also added that a search is currently underway for a showrunner.
The head of Ubisoft Film & Television, Jason Altman, and Danielle Kreinik will serve as the show’s executive producers.
“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 echoed the sentiment and said, “We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for.”
Assassin’s Creed was adapted into a film in 2016, which had Michael Fassbender in the lead role. There were two planned film sequels but was later canceled following the Disney-Fox acquisition.