Netflix to develop live-action Assassin's Creed series
Hopefully the streaming giant efforts will be better than widely panned 2016 film.
A live-action series based on the best-selling Assassin’s Creed video games is in the works, Netflix has announced.
The streamer’s official NX Twitter account, which describes itself as the “home of all things geek”, confirmed the news tweeting a short teaser clip with its logo.
Netflix + Assassin's Creed pic.twitter.com/yI2sItnMgi— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik of Ubisoft Film & Television will serve as its executive producers. The search for a showrunner is currently underway.
It’s not yet clear if the show will adapt any one of the complex storylines from the games or forge ahead with something original.
The Assassin’s Creed series released its first instalment in 2008 and currently consists of 11 main entries. It follows the ancient struggle between the Assassins and Knights Templar with the player controlling one of the latter in various historical periods.
Previous settings have included the Crusades, Victorian London, Renaissance Italy, Ancient Egypt and the French Revolution.
A film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard was released back in 2016 to generally negative reviews.
Fan reception has been cautiously optimistic after Netflix has experienced great success with other video game adaptations The Witcher and anime Castlevania.
Source: Digital Spy