Netflix and Ubisoft are developing a live action Assassin's Creed series

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Assassins Creed Netflix (Image credit: Netflix)

What you need to know

  • Netflix and Ubisoft announced today that they are working on a live action show based on Assassin's Creed.
  • The agreement will also allow for additional live action and animated series.
  • A search is currently underway for a showrunner for the initial series.

After the huge success of its live action series based The Witcher, Netflix is looking to tap into the following of another blockbuster video game franchise by producing an Assassin's Creed show.

The streaming service announced today that it had signed a deal with Ubisoft giving it the rights to produce live action and animated shows based on the series, which has sold more than 155 million games since launching in 2007. The partners are currently searching for a showrunner for "an epic, genre-bending live action adaptation" according to a press release.

"We're excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin's Creed is beloved for," Netflix vice president, original series Peter Friedlander said in the release. "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."

Samantha Nelson