Netflix is priming itself to be the leader in video game adaptions as yet another beloved property has found a home with the streaming giant. Today, Ubisoft and Netflix are revealing a new partnership that will see Assassin’s Creed join The Witcher and Castlevania, and Resident Evil.
In 2017, we learned that the same man behind the excellent Castlevania adaption, Ari Shankar, would produce an animated Assassin’s Creed series. Now it looks like the first project in a new deal between the two companies is going to be a live-action series,
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Netflix VP of Original Series, Peter Friedlander. “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.”
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“For more than 10 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.”
Currently, a search is underway to find a showrunner to adapt the franchise into a television format.