Netflix Dusts Off The Animus For New Assassin’s Creed TV Series

With a bevy of upcoming titles like Cuphead, The Division and Resident Evil on the horizon, Netflix is yet again looking at video game adaptations for its next blockbuster project, this time teaming up with Ubisoft to develop a live-action series based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Netflix says the series will be an “epic, genre-bending” adaptation that closely resembles the wildly successful games. Ubisoft’s Film & Television team of Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will be part of the development team, but at this point, a showrunner is yet to be found. 

“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Netflix’s vice president of original series Peter Friedlander. “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.”

Though not much is known about the exact direction of the series, the short teaser strongly hints towards it following the story of Ezio, the protagonist in Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. 

This won’t be the first time the franchise has hit the silver screen with the Assassin’s Creed film releasing in 2016 starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard… but that movie sucks ass, so let’s forget it ever happened?

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