Netflix Is Working on a Live-Action Assassin's Creed Series

Netflix Is Working on a Live-Action Assassin's Creed Series

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Another video game series is headed to Netflix. The video streaming platform announced today that it's working with Ubisoft to produce a live-action Assassin's Creed series.

The series is being made in partnership with the Assassin's Creed publisher, as Ubisoft's Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers. According to Deadline, the project is currently looking for a showrunner.

This isn't Ubisoft's first foray into the streaming arena. A movie based on Tom Clancy's The Division is also destined for Netflix, and earlier this year, Ubisoft partnered with Apple TV for the game-dev workplace comedy Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet. Netflix has seen success in the video game realm as well; the first season of The Witcher was met with praise, and its animated Castlevania series opened the door for more animated adaptations of video games like Dragon's Dogma.

This isn't the only video game adaptation Netflix is working on, either. Work on season two of The Witcher is underway, as well as a prequel, and a CGI-animated Resident Evil series called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is coming next year.

It's likely a reflection of both the ongoing partnership between Netflix and Ubisoft, and the success of shows like The Witcher. Of course, Assassin's Creed has a little bit of baggage when it comes to live-action adaptations; 2016's Assassin's Creed got a lukewarm reception. Whether this series leans back into the Animus and modern-day conspiracies, or just leans on the more historical and ancient mythological aspects of Assassin's Creed, we'll see.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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