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Netflix creating an Assassin’s Creed TV interconnected universe

November 3rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Good news for fans of the Assassin’s Creed games as Netflix has just signed up to make the franchise a TV success too.

The streamer is looking to develop not just a series, but an interconnected TV universe based on the famous game series, with the series being executive produced by Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik. A showrunner is currently being sought.

Peter Friedlander, VP, Original Series, Netflix, said: “We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for.

“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 IP and provide a deeper dive for fans and our members around the world to enjoy.”

Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film & Television – Los Angeles, said: “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.”

The multiseries idea could work very well for an franchise like Assassin’s Creed, given that the games span many different time periods and, while the Michael Fassbender movie a few years ago was a bit of a damp squib, it certainly teased how great an Assassin’s Creed series could be and I, for one, am pretty excited for this.

What say you all? I wanna hear your thoughts…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….