BY MACK VELTMAN
Netflix is currently developing a live action Assassin’s Creed television series. Ubisoft’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as executive producers. The series is part of Netflix’s deal with the video game company Ubisoft to develop content based on the best-selling action adventure series that will also include live action, anime, and animated adaptations.
The first Assassin’s Creed released in 2007 and was met with critical acclaim, and combined with the other games in the series, sold over 155 million copies to date. The open world adventure game series follows the war between the secret order of the Templars and the Assassins as they use advanced technology to assume the roles and memories of Assassins across different time periods.
“We’re excited to partner partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is known for,” said Vice President of the original series at Netflix, Peter Friedlander. “From it’s 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 deeper dive for fans and our members around the world to enjoy.”
Assassin’s Creed was adapted into live action for the 2016 film directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender. The film was met with mixed reviews and and plans for a sequel were abandoned. In 2017, Ubisoft signaled it’s plans for the live action TV series.
“For more than ten years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise,” said Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film and Television- Los Angeles. “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.”
Other Ubisoft Film and Television’s slate of IP-based and original film and telvision projects include Tom Clancy’s The Division (Netflix), Rabbids (Lionsgate), Just Dance (Screen Gems), and Beyond Good and Evil (Netflix).