October 27, 2020
Netflix has announced it has entered into an agreement with Ubisoft to develop content based on the international best-selling video game franchise “Assassin’s Creed.”
Under the agreement, Netflix and Ubisoft will tap into the iconic video game’s trove of dynamic stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live-action, animated and anime series.
“For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ brand into an iconic franchise,” says Jason Altman, head, film and television, Los Angeles, Ubisoft. “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.”
The first series in development is slated to be a genre-bending live-action adaptation. A search is currently underway for a showrunner. Ubisoft Film and Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as executive producers.
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is beloved for,” says Peter Friedlander, vice president, original series, Netflix. “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.”
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