Assassin’s Creed is coming to the small screen, with Netflix announcing a series of the gaming franchise.
Teaming up with creators Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed will be developed as a live-action series, following on from the smash hit adaptation of another popular series, The Witcher.
The story twists science fiction with historical fantasy, tracking descendants from Assassins as they are sent back into history via technological means.
Desmond Miles, the lead protagonist of the game, is recruited by scientists to enter the Animus – a tech which brings to the forefront his ancestors memories that have remained in his DNA.
As a result, he is able to navigate and control the world as himself, while in the body of his ancestors.
Ultimately, each version of the game sees the fight between Assassins and the Knights Templar, two secret societies locked in a centuries-long battle between regulation and freedom.
Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik of Ubisoft will be working as executive producers, with the search now on for a showrunner.
Peter Friedlander, VP for Netflix’s Original Series’, said: ‘We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for.
‘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 will not be the first attempt at turning the game into a live-action, with Michael Fassbender leading the cast in a poorly received film adaptation back in 2016.
A follow-up of the film never materialised, and is now likely to have been scrapped to give the Netflix series a fresh slate to start from.
Casting has not yet been announced.
Assassin’s Creed is yet to be given a release date by Netflix.
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