The streaming service Netflix unexpectedly announced the shooting of a new fantasy series based on the Assassin's Creed universe, one of the most popular Ubisoft best-selling video game franchises. Assassin's Creed was first released in 2007 and immediately became an instant hit, with over 155 million sold copies. A short teaser of the upcoming project was posted on the official Netflix Twitter.
The details, title, release date, and full-fledged production of the new Netflix project are still unknown. It is only known that the project will be produced by Jason Altman and Daniel Kreinik from Ubisoft.
"For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin's Creed brand into an iconic franchise. 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," said Altman, head of Ubisoft Film & Television.
Netflix is planning to emulate the success of The Witcher, that's why now Netflix executives are looking for a showrunner for a TV adaptation of Ubisoft's hit action game series.
It is not the first joint project for Ubisoft with Netflix. Companies are working together on the adaptation of The Division with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain in the lead roles and a Splinter Cell anime series hailing from John Wick writer Derek Kolstad.