Netflix is making a live-action Assassin's Creed series

The development logo for Netflix's upcoming Assassin's Creed series.
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Netflix today announced via a short teaser that a live-action Assassin's Creed series is in the works. 

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The series is in-development, so don't expect it to drop next month, and the only other information is that Ubisoft's Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers.

Ubisoft announced its intention to develop an Assassin's Creed series back in 2017, following the not-bad Michael Fassbender movie. 

Netflix's Peter Friedlander says: “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.”

Deeper dive, I see what you did there. 

The press release also adds that the live-action series is only one of several Assassin's Creed projects in development. "Under the agreement, Netflix and Ubisoft will tap into the iconic video game’s trove of dynamic stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live action, animated, and anime series."

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."