Another massive video game franchise is getting the TV treatment.
Netflix and Ubisoft are teaming to bring Assassin’s Creed to television and will develop a slate of properties based on the best-selling game. The first project under the pact is a live-action, genre-bending adaptation of the game. A search is under way for a showrunner for the project, which is currently in the development stages.
Honestly, the television format is way better for Assassin’s Creed than the movie format.
They could easily change assassins and eras season by season to freshen up the show, which I know is sort of Netflix’s want to keep things new and different.
An interesting note here, though…
The deal for Assassin’s Creed will also see Netflix and Ubisoft mine the game’s trove of stories for other live-action, animated and anime series based on the global franchise.
So, it sounds like this is just the beginning for the franchise.