The massive video game franchise Assassin’s Creed is getting a live-action, as announced directly by Netflix. This news was shared with a mysterious teaser, revealing the Assassin’s Creed logo encompassed with Netflix’s own.
This will be a brand new live-action series, where Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as executive producers. However, the search for a showrunner for this project is still underway.
The deal includes multiple different series, the first of which will be a genre-bending live-action epic, while the others will be animated and anime adaptations.
“For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise,” said Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film & Television – Los Angeles. “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.”
Assassin’s Creed will be joining the likes of The Witcher and Resident Evil, where popular game series are turned into TV series. The Witcher has already become an international hit, with Season 2 shoot restarting after being halted by the pandemic.
The first Assassin’s Creed title launched in 2007, and since then there has been 10 more titles made for this video game franchise. With over 155 million copies sold worldwide, Assassin’s Creed remains as one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Peter Friedlander, VP originals at Netflix.
The newest addition to this series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to be released on November 10th for Xbox, PS4, PC, and PlayStation 5 on November 12. So stay tuned for the latest updates.