With the success of video games turned into live TV adaptations ‘The Witcher‘ starring Henry Cavill, it wasn’t shocking that Netflix snagged another popular video game to bring to their streaming service. This video game being Assassin’s Creed. The streaming service has entered a content agreement with Ubisoft to develop multiple contents about the popular video game franchise. The content that Netflix will be developing consists of live-action, animated, and anime series. Which Netflix will be starting
Netflix announced the huge news via Twitter on October 27th with a small clip displaying the infamous Assassin’s Creed symbol. This small clip caused excitement within so many people, especially the gamers in the world.
Netflix + Assassin's Creed pic.twitter.com/yI2sItnMgi
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
Netflix also announced that Ubisoft’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers. Jason Altman shared his thoughts on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed tv series, “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.”
VP of Original Series at Netflix Peter Friedlander expressed his excitement for the upcoming live-action adaption of Assassin’s Creed, “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.”
This new TV series about Assassin’s Creed could generate a lot of money for Netflix due to the popularity of the video game. When the first Assassin’s Creed video game was released in 2007, it had some traction to it. However, it was Assassin’s Creed 2 that gained the video game series into popularity. It’s reported that through the 17 Assassin’s Creed games Ubisoft released, they sold over 140 million copies.
In 2017, Ubisoft made plans for an Assassin’s Creed TV series and it seems like fans will be finally getting that TV series. It’s not reported if the series will follow the same route as the 2016 movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, which, although it took place in the same timeline of Assassin’s Creed video game, followed an original storyline that didn’t connect to events in the games. Many fans are hoping that this Netflix developed series will follow the events that actually happened in the game, which includes introducing popular Assassin’s Creed characters like Ezio Auditore, Edward Kenway, and Arno Dorian.