Today, Netflix announced it has teamed with Ubisoft to develop a live-action TV series based on the popular Assassins Creed franchise. A film starring Michael Fassbender was released back in 2016 that was met with mostly negative reviews. The film was praised for its “passed” sequences with the Assassin Aguilar but featured too many “Present” scenes with Cal Lynch. It’ll be interesting if this series will follow after one of the video game Assasins (Altair or Ezio) or be original as the film version:
“For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise. 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.” – said Jason Altman, head of Ubisoft Film and Television Los Angeles.
Netflix was originally looking to develop an anime based on the franchise with producer Adi Shankar but that has since been canceled. Assassin Creed marks yet another video game adaptation the streaming service develops into a series after The Witcher. Netflix is currently looking for writers and showrunner for the upcoming project.
Assassins Creed will stream exclusively on Netflix
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— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020