Netflix is developing a live-action Assassin's Creed TV show 1 month ago

Netflix is developing a live-action Assassin's Creed TV show

It's got to be better than the movie

Netflix has announced that they are developing a live-action TV show based the Assassin's Creed series of video games.

Details are very thin on the ground at the moment, but Netflix did share a very brief teaser, where the Netflix 'N' appears in the Assassin's Creed logo.


They did however confirm that Ubisofts's Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will be executive producing the show (Ubisoft is the video games giant that publish the Assassin's Creed games, fyi).

Other than that, we don't know anything else. Each game is the franchise generally focuses on a protagonist in the present-day reliving the memories of their ancestors in a different time period, as part of a centuries-long feud between two warring factions, the Assassins and the Templars.

The TV show could take place in a certain era, or even jump between various time periods.

"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."

This is not the first time Assassin's Creed has been adapted for the screen, of course. Michael Fassbender took the lead in the 2016 movie version, but that film was.... not good. Let's hope Netflix capture the franchise's mixture of over-the-top-action and historical intrigue better than the film did.

Netflix had a hit last year with The Witcher, which was technically based on a series of fantasy novels but was mostly known as a popular video game series, and it's likely that they want Assassin's Creed to capitalise on that show's success.