Assassin’s Creed to get live-action treatment on Netflix

Assassins Creed is all set to get a live-action adaptation on Netflix, and there is more. As part of a content agreement with Ubisoft, the streamer will be developing live-action, animated and anime series based on Ubisoft’s internationally best-selling video game franchise. 

Ubisoft announced on its website yesterday that the first series in development will be a “genre-bending live-action epic” and is presently in search for a showrunner. Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as executive producers.

Talking about the upcoming live-action series, Peter Friedlander (VP, Original Sales at Netflix) said in a statement, “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,” he added. 

The timing couldn’t be better as the announcement comes just after news of the next instalment in the game franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, slated to launch next month on consoles and PC.

“For more than ten years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise,” Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film & Television added. “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.”

The video game franchise first came into the picture in 2007. Since then it has sold more than 155 million games worldwide to become one of the best-selling series in the industry. Justin Kurzel adapted the game as a feature starring Michael Fassbender, in 2016. A year later Ubisoft stated its intentions for an Assassin’s Creed TV series.

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