'Assassin's Creed' Live-Action TV Series Coming To Netflix
The streaming giant has teamed with Ubisoft to adapt a small screen drama based on the game.
A live-action Assassin's Creed drama series is coming to Netflix. The streaming giant and Ubisoft, the video game's developer, have teamed up to bring at least one television series to the small screen. The forthcoming "first series" is described as an "epic, genre-bending live-action adaption."
“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 [intellectual property] and provide a deeper dive for fans and our members around the world to enjoy," said Peter Friedlander, Vice President of Original Series at Netflix.
The wildly popular video game franchise Assassin's Creed launched in 2007. Since then, it has sold over 155 million units worldwide. The series features 11 main variants.
The franchise's next installment Assassin's Creed: Valhalla arrives on November 10 via PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Windows, and Stadia.
Check out the deep dive trailer for Valhalla below.
In 2016, Ubisoft teamed with 20th Century Fox to release the feature film Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, 12 Years a Slave, X-Men franchise). Despite having a stellar lead actor and grossing $240 million against a $125 million budget, the film failed to win over both fans and critics.
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