Assassin’s Creed franchise follows the strategies of other video game franchises. Now, Netflix moving all in by including multiple projects under development. On spanning 11 games, countless books, and also even a Hollywood blockbuster, Assassin’s Creed always come in Infront of pop culture over the decade.
We will go back to October 2020 when Netflix made its official announcement that they are going to collaborate with Ubisoft for the latest projects in this IP. In reality, however, some talks for an AC series at Netflix that’s ongoing for years now with the quick reports surfacing in 2016. Additionally, an anime series with Adi Shankar holding projected for May 2017 also but it’s not even clear whether that’s on the Netflix docket or not.
Netflix decides to take some big steps in video game IUP in the last few years along with some of the expensive new lineups along with Ubisoft with some other projects containing main layers Netflix adaptation of Beyond Good & Evil, Splinter Cell, and The Division.
Assassin’s Creed Projects under Development
According to the latest announcement, revealed on the Ubisoft site in the late 202, they just said:
“A brand new, live-action Assassin’s Creed series is coming to Netflix. The deal includes multiple to Netflix. The deal includes multiple different series, the first of which will be a genre-bending live-action epic, while the others will be animated and anime adaptations.”
Netflix unveils a logo for their latest effort:
With the announcement, we come to know that Assassin’s Creed getting a similar “expanded universe” treatment as Netflix has given for IP just like The Witcher.
Faces behind Netflix’s Assassin’s Project
The two names definitely should attach to several Assassin’s Creed projects are the executive producers like Jason Altman and Gabrielle Kreinik. Jason Altman serves as SVP known as the Head of Film and Television at Ubisoft but mainly comes for the video game world focusing on most careers. He first took his new role in TV in 2017. He just served as producer on Mythic Quest along with the latest Werewolves Within.
We can’t deny that Danielle Kreinik has a long career in entertainment they already worked for Unisoft as Head of Television Development and also working on Mythic Quest for Apple TV+ that’s set to be reported like Kreinik since it has moved on from Ubisoft to week as a Senior Vice President of Television at Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
Assassin’s Creed Live Action Series Plot
In the first announcement of the assassin’s Creed live–action show, it was stated that “the live-action series is currently searching for a showrunner.”
We got an update on the talent behind the live-action series back into April 2021 along with transmedia director Aymer Azaizia just telling Eurogamer:
“I can’t give you more information but we have secured a couple of talents and are working with them on the show. We don’t have anything more to declare apart from that we’re working on it and have been taking our time. We learned a lot from the film and gave a really strong team behind it, and I’m super hopeful for the format. I think the TV series format works better to craft an Assassin’s Creed story.”
In the middle of 2021, Variety unveiled that Jeb Stuart is on board for serving as both the writer and the showrunner for the main live-action show.
The 65-year-old writer may be best known for his work on Die GHard and Fugitive. He’s also behind Netflix’s latest upcoming show, Vikings: Valhalla.
In this February 2022, Stuart shared such a disappointing update along with The Playlist following the assassin’s Creed live-action series by saying: “We’re moving along. We’re not too costing yet, but it’s a terrific team at Ubisoft, I mean a phenomenal group of creative talent there. Netflix is just the platinum standard for something just like an “Assassin’s Creed’, so I’m really excited about the entire project. I think it’s going to be a fun show. It’s going to be shot internationally. One thing I can tell you, absolutely, is that it’s going to have unbelievable action,”
Assassin’s Creed: Animated Netflix Projects
Known very little about the animated Assassin’s Creed show just beyond that initial announcement. It has also known whether the Adi Shankar project that had declared in 2017 is still alive or whether they’re starting fresh.
When asked about the animated series in the aforementioned Eurogamer interview, Azaizia said, “It’s still active- it’s the guys who brought us the Raving Rabbids TV show that has also declared the Far Cry animate series. Those guys are actually focused on that. It’s not the upcoming project which is coming up in their pipeline but is still in their hands. It has not been canned.”
The Far Cry animated series also question was declared in October 2019 and also believed to be invoked as captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe.
After yeo year, we are still yet to get the Far Cry animate series before assassin’s creed in development so it’d be good to tell we’re are likely still some way off.
Lessons from Michael Fassbender’s film
We have declared, that this is not the first time someone has tried onbringing the Assassin’s Creed franchise on the big screen and according to those who are working on the Netflix projects by Justin Kurzel distributed via 20th Century Fox have been learned.
In speaking about the film Azaiazia said:
“We learned a lot from the movie from the film and have a really strong team behind it, and I’m super hopeful and super hopeful for the format. I think the Tv series format works better to credit an Assassin’s Creed story.”
And also adding:
“…you have to pack so many things for newcomers in a film-you have to deal with multiple timelines, Assassins, Templars, LSU..you have to come up with something cleaner, or you can have a TV show where you can place it in a different fashion and take your time.”