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Netflix partners with Ubisoft to create an ‘Assassin’s Creed TV universe’
Including live action, animated, and anime series
Netflix and Ubisoft have signed a content partnership with the goal of creating an Assassin’s Creed TV universe.
The deal will see the companies create live action, animated, and anime series based on Ubisoft’s video game franchise, which has sold over 155 million units since debuting in 2007.
The first project will be a live action adaptation executive produced by Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik.
The live action series is currently seeking a showrunner, Deadline reports.
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s VP of original series.
“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.”
A 2016 Assassin’s Creed film starring Michael Fassbender grossed $240.7 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
The next entry in the game series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is scheduled for release on November 17, 2020.
Developed by the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Origins team at Ubisoft Montreal (plus 14 support studios), Valhalla features customisable protagonist Eivor, a Viking raider and clan leader driven from Norway by wars and dwindling resources in the ninth century AD.
Netflix is also currently working on movies based on two Ubisoft properties: The Division and Beyond Good & Evil.