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.
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.
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.