Netflix Announces Live-Action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Series In Development. An Assassin’s Creed live-action series is coming to Netflix! Netflix shared the news via twitter in a teaser video along with the caption, “Netflix will be developing as Assassin’s Creed live-action series. [Ubisoft’s] Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers.”
“For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise,” shared Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film & Television – Los Angeles. “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.”
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Peter Friedlander, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix. “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.”
Netflix will be developing an Assassin's Creed live-action series. @Ubisofts's Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
“The story featured in Assassin’s Creed is set in a fictional history of real-world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. The game primarily takes place during the Third Crusade in the Holy Land in 1191, with the plot revolving around the Secret Order of Assassins, based upon the Hashshashin sect. The player is, in reality, playing as a modern-day man named Desmond Miles, who, through the use of a machine named the “Animus”, is allowed the viewing and controlling of the protagonist’s genetic memories of his ancestors, in this case, Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, a member of the Assassins. Through this plot device, details emerge of a struggle between two factions: the Knights Templar and the Assassins, over an artifact known as the “Apple of Eden”, an ancient artifact used to control minds.”
Currently, the premiere date and casting choices have not been announced for the series at this time. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Entertainment!
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