28 OCT 2020

NETFLIX PARTNERS WITH UBISOFT FOR "ASSASSIN’S CREED" LIVE ACTION ADAPTATION

The first series of the adaptation is currently under development, set to showcase stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live-action, animated shows. The game series has sold more than 155 million games.

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Netflix today announced it has agreed with Ubisoft to develop content based on the international best-selling video game franchise “Assassin’s Creed.” “We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Peter Friedlander, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix. 

The first series adaptation is currently being further developed, and a search is made to find a showrunner. Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers. “For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the “Assassin’s Creed” brand into an iconic franchise,” said Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film & Television Los Angeles. “We’re thrilled to create an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ series with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ universe.”

Under the agreement, Netflix and Ubisoft will showcase stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live-action, animated, and anime series. “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,” Friedlander said.

Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 155 million games worldwide. Ubisoft’s division has a slate of IP-based and original film and TV projects in various stages of development and production, including the films “Tom Clancy’s The Division” on Netflix, “Rabbids” by Lionsgate, “Just Dance” for Screen Gems, “Beyond Good & Evil" on Netflix and the independent feature “Werewolves Within,” among others.

 

We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for.” Peter Friedlander Vice President, Original Series, Netflix