Netflix is really making a name for themselves with its huge roll out of new anime, original programs and movies. The latest news from the streaming giant has me all a tingle. They working with Ubisoft to get an Assassin’s Creed live action series off the ground. According to a report from Variety, this is part of a deal between Netflix and Ubisoft to create content based on Ubisoft’s flagship series, which includes the live action series as well as an anime adaption and an animated series. Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik are set to serve as executive producers.
Jason Altman told Variety, “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.”
Peter Friedlander, vice president of original series at Netflix, also commented on the juncture. “We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is beloved for,” he says. “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.”
This is not the first time Assassin’s Creed has been brought into the real world. Ubisoft Motion Pictures and 20th Century Fox released a 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender. While the film underperformed at the box office, it was praised for being a step above other video game based films.
As a long time fan, I am looking forward to seeing how this develops and hope for a worthy adaption.