Netflix today announced to develop TV series based on the internationally acclaimed video game franchise, Assassin’s Creed. The first series in development is slated to be an epic, live-action genre adaptation; currently looking for a showrunner. O the other side, Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik of Ubisoft Film & Television will serve as executive producers.
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Under the agreement, new series will be developed on the video game’s iconic library of dynamic stories, with a massive global flair for adaptations of live-action and animated series.
“more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped turn the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise,” explains Jason Altman, Director of Ubisoft Film & Television – Los Angeles.
“We are delighted to create an Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe.”
“We are excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich and varied storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is loved for,” said Peter Friedlander, Vice President, Netflix Original Series.
Since its launch in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series, comprising 11 games to date, has sold more than 155 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling series in video game history. The franchise has already been adapted for the big screen, with the 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender. The film grossed $ 240 million worldwide (with a budget of $ 125 million).