According to the deal with Ubisoft, the streamer will develop other live action, animated and anime series based on the iconic video game franchise.
Another massive video game franchise is receiving television treatment.
Netflix and Ubisoft are teaming up to lead Assassin’s Creed to television and will develop a list of properties based on the best-selling game. The first project under the pact is an adaptation of the live action game, bending the genre. A showrunner is being searched for the project, which is currently under development.
The deal for Assassin’s Creed will also see Netflix and Ubisoft digging into the game’s history for other live action, animated and anime series based on the global franchise.
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Assassin’s Creed joins The witch and Resident Evil as a TV franchise on Netflix, as the streamer continues to search for IPs with international coverage. The witch, for example, it is already an international hit and the streamer is also preparing a prequel spinoff to Henry Cavill’s drama.
“We are excited to partner with Ubisoft and revive the rich, multi-layered plot Assassin’s Creed is loved because, “said Peter Friedlander, vp originals on Netflix. “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 creating carefully epic and exciting entertainment based on this particular IP and providing deeper diving for fans and our members around the world to enjoy. “
Since its launch in 2007, Assassin’s Creed The series, which includes 11 games to date, has sold more than 155 million games worldwide and ranks as one of the best-selling series in video game history. The franchise has already been adapted for the big screen, with a feature from 2016 starring Michael Fassbender. The film grossed $ 240 million worldwide (with a budget of $ 125 million). This has led to a series of books and other merchandising as it has become a global phenomenon.
Netflix Deal News for Assassin’s Creed first appeared in 2016, when the two companies initially began talks on the series. A year later, Adi Shankar announced that he would create the show – which revealed that it would be an anime series. Nothing came of either project.
In turn, the film and television division of Ubisoft number Apple Mythic Quest, Netflix feature Tom Clancy of the division, Lionsgate’s Rabids and screen gemstones Just dance among others.
The news comes as Netflix is in the midst of restructuring under the leadership of newly installed global TV presenter Bela Bayaria, who is increasingly prioritizing originals with global appeal as the streamer seeks further international growth for its subscriber base as registrations in the United States are stagnant.
News from Assassin’s Creed The TV franchise coming to Netflix comes two months after the streamer signed a one-month deal to bring Capcom Resident Evil TV game. It is also worth noting that Showtime has spent years preparing a live TV game for the best-selling game Hello.