After Massive Success of The Witcher, Netflix to Make Live-Action Series of Assassin's Creed
Riding on the massive commercial success of The Witcher, Netflix is dead set on producing more adaptations of iconic video games. The next game to get The Witcher treatment? Assassin’s Creed.
That’s right, gamers. The Assassins and Templars are heading your way. Netflix recently entered an agreement with Ubisoft, which will hopefully lead to more live action, animated, and anime series adaptations of the world’s most beloved and played video games.
Assassin’s Creed series will be a live-action show like The Witcher, but the characters, setting, and timeline are still up in the air. The Assassin’s Creed franchise follows over 10 plots and historical eras, from the OG plot of the first game with Altair of the Syrians set during the Crusades to Assassin’s Creed II which follows Ezio of Florence as he battles the Borgias. The latest video game, Valhalla, brings the players to the Dark Ages during the Viking invasion of Britain.
The franchise, which has gained an almost cult following, has been praised for its stunning visual effects, intricate plots, and use of world history for endless material. The games also explore the American Revolution, the French Revolution, Victorian England, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and much more.
“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,” said Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s original series vice president.
The series is yet to find a showrunner, but fans of the show are already stoked for the live-action adaptation. After the negative response to the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, fans are eager for someone to give the games justice. If The Witcher is anything to go by, Netflix might be the champion they need to get it right this time.
It might be a few years before the series is out on Netflix, but until then, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla comes out in November.