Netflix is teaming up with Ubisoft to bring to us a live-action series, based on the most-reputable video game franchise, Assassin’s Creed. They are giving this game a second shot on the screens after the disliked 2016 movie featuring Michael Fassbender. Ubisoft announced the last week of October 2020 that it would be working side by side with Netflix to develop the series.
Hopefully, the Assassin’s Creed series will probably be better than the movie.
Jason Altman, the Executive of Ubisoft Film and Television, and Danielle Kreinik will produce the show. Unfortunately, the company did not announce when the series will air or what episodes it will cover. There is also no information on the streaming platforms or the cast in the show. The company is also searching for a showrunner, and this might take long, so do not expect the series any time soon.
We also do not know whether the program will come with its own story or if it will adapt to one from the game. There are so many sequels, so we only have to wait and see which one it will follow. However, through the Ubisoft view, it seems that the show will have an original storyline to fit the standards of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It might also almost be similar to the Assassin’s Creed movie by Michael Fassbender, but this time around better.
In the movie, Fassbender played two roles, one as Callum Lynch (a prisoner in the 21st century) and the other of Aguilar de Nehra, a Spanish killer in 1478. However, this movie varied largely from the original plot of the game, perhaps the reason why most people did not like it.
Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure video game by Ubisoft. It circles around two primeval furtive societies – the Assassins and the Knights Templar. The prior’s role is representing freedom while the latter represents order. These societies have lived for many years, and the Assassins are trying to stop the Knights Templar from gaining control of the artifacts, which can sabotage the freedom of the people.
The first Assassin’s Creed, which is also the original version was released in 2007. This was playable only on Windows, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Since then, Ubisoft has released over 20 sequels over different platforms. The latest game is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is to be launched on 10 November 2020. It will be available across multiple consoles including Xbox One, Windows, Stadia, Xbox Series X, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5.
Netflix has previously worked with game providers in creating live-action and drama series from video games. One of its recent is The Witcher, which is based on books and video games. The series first aired on 20 December 2019 and has received tons of positive reviews, making it a success. Besides this, Netflix is working on another show based on the horror game Resident Evil.