Generally speaking, going on Twitter in the morning leaves you with depression within the first few minutes of opening the app because, well, it’s 2020 and good news doesn’t come often. But not today!
Netflix + Assassin's Creed pic.twitter.com/yI2sItnMgi
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
In a tweet posted just moments ago the streaming powerhouse announced a live-action series based on Ubisoft’s most popular gaming franchise Assassin’s Creed. While details are scant at this time a gif was released (pictured above) showing the iconic Assassin’s Creed logo with Netflix’s ‘N’ in the middle. Netflix then followed up this tweet with a statement revealing that Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinek from Ubisoft will be serving 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.”
Peter Friedlander, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix also released a statement saying, “We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for. From it’s 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.”
We certainly are excited with this news but with excitement comes caution. In 2016 a live-action movie titled Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender was released and while the movie certainly wasn’t awful it didn’t perform too well at the box office. However, with that said, Netflix did a brilliant job with live-action series like Daredevil and The Punisher.
Unfortunately, at this time there are new details as to when the live-action Assassin’s Creed show will be released or whether or not it will tie into the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla which is set to release on November 10th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series W, Stadia, and PC. Fingers crossed Netflix knocks it out of the park with this one.