An Assassin’s Creed Netflix series is now in the works thanks to a new partnership between Ubisoft and the streamer, and that’s not all! Netflix has also revealed that it will be also developing an animated adaptation separate from the live-action film, with the latter going into production first.
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Peter Friedlander, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix.
“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.”
Ubisoft’s Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film & Television added the following regarding the announcement:
“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.”
Fans of the series will know that this isn’t the first time we’ve had an Assassin’s Creed live-action adaptation, as the franchise previously saw a 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender. That first film adaptation was a critical and commercial disappointment, and any plans for a sequel were thrown out the window once the box office numbers came in.
There is currently no release date or productions start date set for the Assassin’s Creed Netflix series.
Source: Netflix Press Release.
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