Netflix and Ubisoft team for live-action Assassin's Creed television series
Following the success of intellectual property from other video game franchises including The Witcher and Castlevania, Netflix is teaming with Ubisoft to create a series based on the Assassin's Creed saga.
The move is comes despite the disappointment of the title's 2016 big screen film adaptation starring Hollywood heavyweight, Michael Fassbender.
According to reports filed by The Hollywood Reporter, the live-action adaptation is only one part of the collaborative partnership with Ubisoft. There are plans to develop animated and anime series along with the live-action version.
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Vice President of Originals at Netflix, 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.”
There are no additional details with regard to dates, cast, or even plot lines but give that the video game franchise is now some 12 titles deep, there is plenty of source material to pull from.
Watch the announcement visual from Netflix below.