As with many other video game franchises, Netflix goes all-in Assassin’s Creed with several projects currently being developed for Netflix. Here’s everything we know about Assassin’s Creed on Netflix so far, and bookmark it as we’ll update this great preview over time.
exciting 11 games, countless books and even a Hollywood blockbuster, Assassin’s Creed has been at the forefront of pop culture for more than a decade.
It was again in October 2020 when Netflix officially announced that they would be partnering with Ubisoft (the video game publisher behind the series) on new projects within the IP.
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– Netflix Portugal (@NetflixPT) October 28, 2020
While the announcement didn’t give too many details, we can look at what we know about Netflix’s efforts so far.
Netflix has made great strides in video game IP in the past few years, with an extensive lineup ahead. They have also already partnered with Ubisoft on the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Beyond good and bad, splinter cell and The corporate division Likewise.
So after all we know so far, let’s dig deeper into this.
Several Assassin’s Creeds projects are in development
We expect Assassin’s Creed to receive similar treatment to The Witcher on Netflix. This show also has the main series, a spin-off, and an animated series in the works. This type of treatment was promised in the original announcement, which stated that “adjustments to live-action, animation and anime series” were in the works.
However, in the original announcement, they said they didn’t have to get a showrunner on board just yet. That may have changed because in April 2021 In an interview it was said that the team had secured “a few talents” for the series, but would like to emphasize that they are taking their time for the project.
The live-action series that Assassin’s Creed will spearhead on Netflix comes first, with the animated project taking a back seat so the studio behind it (more on that in a second) can focus on its active projects.
Who is affiliated with the Netflix Assassin’s Creed projects?
The two names we’ve given the various Assassin’s Creed projects so far are executive producers Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik.
Jason Altman is SVP, Head of Film and Television at Ubisoft, but has spent most of his career in the video game world. In January 2017 he took on his new role on television. He was a producer on Mythic Quest and the forthcoming Werewolves inside.
Danielle Kreinik had one long career in entertainment after working at Thunderbird Entertainment who developed Assembly required for Netflix and Endgame for Hulu. Since July 2017 she has worked for Ubisoft as Head of Television Development and worked on Mythic Quest for Apple TV +.
Who is behind the animated Assassin’s Creed series
Although it supposedly falls by the wayside, at the moment we know the studio behind the cartoon. They are the in-house studio at Ubisoft that worked on Raving Rabbids and are currently hard at one Far cry Animated series that was announced in October 2019 and to be believed Captain Laserhawk: A blood dragon vibe.
In the Eurogamer interview mentioned above, they said:
“These people [the animated team] really focus on it [the other projects]. It’s not the next project in their pipeline, but it’s still in their hands. It was not preserved. “
We don’t know how long the Far Cry animated series has been in active development, nor do we know when it will be released, which means that it is almost impossible to know when the focus will be on Assassin’s Creed.
How lessons were learned from the Michael Fassbender film
As mentioned earlier, this isn’t the first time anyone has tried the Assassin’s Creed Franchise hit the big screen and, according to those working on the Netflix projects, great lessons were learned from the 2016 film by Justin Kurzel, which is distributed by 20th Century Fox.
In a broad Interview with Eurogamer in April 2021 (summarized awarded by The Codex) they revealed some important insights from the film and what they learned with content manager Etienne Bouvier and transmedia director Aymar Azaïzia.
Azaïzia said of the film:
“We learned a lot from the film and have a really strong team behind it, and I’m super hopeful and super happy for the format. I think the TV series format is better for making an Assassin’s Creed story. “
“.. you have to put so many things into one film for newcomers – you have to deal with multiple timelines, Assassins, Templars, Isu … do it in a different way and take your time.”
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