Netflix has announced a new live action original series based on Assassin’s Creed. It will work with game publisher Ubisoft to create AC shows across live action, animation, and anime, Deadline reports.
Executive producers Jason Altman and Danielle Krenik from Ubisoft Film & Television currently oversee the project. It is on the hunt for a showrunner.
Ubisoft has wanted to turn its properties into transmedia giants for a while now. In 2016, it released a film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed directed by Justin Kurzel, starring Michael Fassbender. It first made its intentions to create a TV series based on the franchise back in 2017.
Ubisoft Film & Television currently has a number of irons in the fire. Tom Clancy’s The Division and Beyond Good & Evil both found homes at Netflix, while its animated series Rabbids Invasion is now into its fourth season on the platform. A separate Rabbids project is in development at Lionsgate. Popular dance series Just Dance is also underway at Screem Gems. It also has an independent feature called Werewolves Within on the burner, and its Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet was critically lauded.
There’s no further information on the new Assassin’s Creed series just yet, nor any release window we could predict.
A series like this makes perfect sense for Netflix. 2019’s The Witcher, based on a series of Polish novels, drew significant inspiration from its attendant video games. It was wildly popular with fans and, by all accounts, did serious numbers for Netflix. Its second season debuts in 2021.
The latest game in the AC series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, launches November 10 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.