Netflix and Ubisoft team up for live-action Assassin’s Creed
James R | On 27, Oct 2020
Netflix is teaming up with Ubisoft for a new live-action Assassin’s Creed series.
Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 155 million games worldwid, establishing it as as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Now, the company behind it and Netflix have inked a new deal that will see them develop content based on the franchise, including live-action, animated, and anime adaptations.
The first project in development is slated to be an epic, genre-bending live-action series. Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers, and the search is currently underway for a showrunner.
This is not the first time Ubisoft Film & Television has worked with Netflix. It has a number of IP-based and original film and TV projects in various stages of development and production, including the film Tom Clancy’s The Division, Beyond Good & Evil and Rabbids Invasion for Netflix. Earlier this year it also teamed up with Apple TV+ for Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet.
Altman says: “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.”
Peter Friedlander, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix adds: “We’re 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.”
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