Assassin's Creed video game franchise to get live-action series adaptation at Netflix

Besides the live-action series, Assassin's Creed will also have animated and anime adaptations.

FP Staff October 28, 2020 09:37:32 IST
Assassin's Creed video game franchise to get live-action series adaptation at Netflix

Netflix has announced it has entered into an agreement with Ubisoft to develop content based on the international best-selling video game franchise Assassin’s Creed. The first series in development is slated to be an epic, genre-bending live-action adaptation and a search is currently underway for a showrunner. Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as executive producers.

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.

“For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise,” says Altman in a press statement. “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, Netflix Original Series, says the streaming service is 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,” he adds.

Assassin’s Creed, first launched in 2007, has sold more than 155 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognised 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.

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