Netflix Confirms a Live-Action Assassin’s Creed Series

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted. An Assassin's Creed Netflix series has officially been announced. Teased with a new trailer, Assassin's Creed will join The Witcher in series adaptations that will hopefully bring new attention to the franchise.

assassin's creed netflixExecutive produced by Danielle Kreinik (Head of Ubisoft Film & TV) and Jason Altman (Executive Producer on Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet), the first series showrunner is yet to be found, meaning development isn’t that far along just yet. It will be the first of a deal between Netflix and Ubisoft, including live-action, animated and anime series. No details around the plot or any of its characters have been revealed either. However, going by the individualistic storytelling of the more recent games and the 2016 film, it’s easy to assume the Assassin’s Creed Netflix series will be of an original narrative rather than a sequel or adaptation of a particular game in the series. 

There’s only the 10-second trailer via the social media announcements to go on so far, but the level of mystery behind it is definitely exciting! Assassin’s Creed isn’t the only Ubisoft property getting the adaptation treatment. Netflix and Ubisoft also teamed up for a Splinter Cell animated series, heading by John Wick writer, Derek Kolstad. On the CD Projekt Red side of things, as many will already know, Netflix has also brought us the beloved series, The Witcher. The second season is currently in production and a third season is already seemingly planned

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The last time we saw a live-action Assassin’s Creed project was the aforementioned 2016 film of the same name, starring Michael Fassbender. It was a critical flop and going against its $125 million production budget, earnings of $240.7 million made it an a arguable failure at the box office as well. With Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest game in the franchise releasing on November 10th, the timing of announcing an Assassin’s Creed Netflix series is well-timed in building extra momentum. With Netflix at the helm this time, it seems fans can hope for a better end result this time. Maybe Henry Cavill’s free between Witcher scenes.