Streaming giant Netflix is set to team up with Ubisoft for a live action series adaptation of the hit videogame Assassin’s Creed. Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers with a search for a showrunner currently underway.
Under the agreement, Netflix and Ubisoft will tap into the iconic video game’s trove of dynamic stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live action, animated, and anime series.
“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,” said Peter Friedlander, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix.
Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 155 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media.
Assassin’s Creed was first made into a live-action feature film back in 2016 starring Michael Fassbender. Despite getting panned by critics, the film went on to gross more than $240 million worldwide.
Stay tuned as we learn more about the upcoming Netflix series.