Netflix has revealed it is adapting the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise into a live-action series.
Taking to Twitter, the streamer wrote: “Netflix + Assassin’s Creed” alongside a 10-second video of the Assassin’s Creed’s symbol captioned with the words, “A Netflix Original Series”.
NX On Netflix then added: “Netflix will be developing an Assassin’s Creed live-action series. @Ubisoft‘s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers.”
Netflix + Assassin's Creed pic.twitter.com/yI2sItnMgi
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed back in 2016 that the company were in talks with Netflix to develop a new series based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise, while a year later, plans for an anime show set in the game’s universe were announced.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, which was released in 2007, follows Desmond Miles, a modern-day bartender who discovers that his ancestors were renowned assassins and is forced by Abstergo Industries to relive the memories of his ancestors in his DNA through advanced technology.
A film adaptation of the video game series was released in 2016, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Charlotte Rampling.
The upcoming live-action series is just one of many collaborations between Ubisoft and Netflix; the companies are currently working on a film adaptation of The Division and an anime series based on Splinter Cell, while the streamer is also home to four series of Ubisoft animated series Rabbids Invasion.