Ubisoft announced this morning that they had struck a deal with Netflix to create several television series based on their popular Assassin’s Creed video game franchise.
The announcement states that both animated and anime series are planned which essentially means that fans can look forward to Assassin’s Creed cartoons in both Japanese (anime) and Western styles. First up is a live-action Assassin’s Creed series though which already has Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik on 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,” Altman said in an official statement. “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.”
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— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) October 27, 2020
Fans should note that this phrasing seems to imply that whatever productions Netflix creates will be canon within the larger Assassin’s Creed continuity already established by the games, books, and movie.
Netflix has a history of supporting adaptions of video game properties with Castlevania, Dragon’s Dogma, and The Witcher all being prime examples. An anime series set within the Cyberpunk 2077 video game’s universe is also currently planned.