If you’re an avid gamer, it’s unlikely you’ve ever played a version of Assassin’s Creed, and that great game will soon become a Netflix series.
Ubisoft has been struggling for many years to monetize the intellectual property in the company’s portfolio. In 2010, you could see a screenplay for Prince of Persia, and six years later it hit theaters and Assassin’s Creed. No matter what your opinion on the subject, these are not necessarily memorable creations, nor have they boasted of any distinction.
The good part is that Ubisoft was not discouraged and now they have turned their attention to streaming services. They have already done a spectacular job with Mythic Quest: Raven`s Banquet on Apple TV +, which I highly recommend. After working with Apple, Netflix confirmed that it won’t be long before we see an Assassin`s Creed series on the world’s most popular streaming service.
Apparently, we will not even discuss one, but two series. One will be live-action, like The Witcher, another will be animated, like Castlevania. More details on this topic have been included in a post on Ubisoft’s official blog.
The live-action show will be the first product, even if at the moment no name has been associated with the project from the position of creator or showrunner. On the other hand, executive producers will be Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik, heads of TV and film productions at Ubisoft.
As an interesting footnote, in addition to Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft has been working on a screenplay for many years for The Division, the newest game in the Rainbow Six series. Eventually, it will also hit Netflix, but we don’t have a release date yet.