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A live-action Assassin's Creed television series is currently being developed by Ubisoft Film & Television. It is set to air on the Netflix streaming platform.[1] Ubisoft's Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as executive producers on the series.[2]

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The series was revealed to be in the early stages of development in October 2020. Ubisoft partnered with Netflix to produce three separate Assassin's Creed series, one being an animated program, the second being anime, and the final being a live-action production. Although a showrunner has not been found,[1] Ubisoft's Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik were announced as executive producers after the NXOnNetflix Twitter account posted a 10-second teaser video revealing the Netflilx logo in the Assassin insignia.[3][2]

In an April 2021 Eurogamer interview, Aymar Azaïzia confirmed that "[they had] secured a couple of talents and are working with them on the show". He was hesitant to share anything else, apart from the acknowledging that the team had learnt from mistakes on the 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender, noting that the world of Assassin's Creed would better translate into a television series for easing newcomers into the franchise considering the large amount of background lore present.[4] On 14 June, it was announced by Variety that Jeb Stuart had been enlisted to serve as writer and showrunner. Stuart is most recently known for creating the Netflix series Vikings: Valhalla, a continuation of the History Channel series, Vikings.[5]

In February 2022, Jeb Stuart provided an update to The Playlist, indicating that the casting process hadn't been initiated at that stage but suggested that the show would be shot internationally and feature unbelievable action.[6] That July, Executive Producer Danielle Kreinik left Ubisoft Film & and Television for Jerry Bruckheimer Television, leaving her involvement in the series up for debate.[7] On 11 September, at the Ubisoft Forward event, franchise Vice President Executive Producer Marc-Alexis Côté, revealed that the series was still in early development, promising "It's gonna be an epic, genre-bending live-action adaptation of our video game series."[8]

On 2 January 2023, in a Collider interview, Jeb Stuart stated in that he was no longer part of the project. Citing the move of executives from Los Angeles to London and having different creative visions on the direction of the show as the reason for the separation.[9] That April, Executive Producer Jason Altman left Ubisoft for a position at Netflix, leaving the series without either executive producer.[10]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Goldberg, Lesley (27-10-2020). 'Assassin's Creed' Live-Action TV Series in the Works at Netflix. The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 27 October 2020. Retrieved on 27 October 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Twitter NX (@NXOnNetflix) on Twitter "Netflix will be developing an Assassin's Creed live-action series. @Ubisofts's Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers" (screenshot)
  3. Twitter NX (@NXOnNetflix) on Twitter "Netflix + Assassin's Creed pic.twitter.com/yI2sItnMgi" (screenshot)
  4. Phillips, Tom (19 April 2021). Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed Black Flag webtoon sequel, Shao Jun books, Netflix projects. Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 19 April 2021. Retrieved on 20 April 2021.
  5. Otterson, Joe (14 June 2021). 'Assassin’s Creed' Live-Action Netflix Series Enlists 'Die Hard's' Jeb Stuart as Showrunner (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Archived from the original on 14 June 2021. Retrieved on 9 July 2021.
  6. Moore, Kasey (22 July 2022). ‘Assassins Creed’ Series on Netflix: Everything We Know So Far. What's on Netflix. Archived from the original on 25 July 2022. Retrieved on 25 July 2022.
  7. Danielle Kreinik. LinkedIn. Retrieved on 8 June 2024.
  8. Villei, Matt (11 September 2022). Ubisoft Calls Netflix's 'Assassin's Creed' Live-Action Series "Epic" and "Genre-Bending". Collider. Archived from the original on 26 November 2022. Retrieved on 3 January 2023.
  9. Villei, Matt (2 January 2023). 'Assassin's Creed' Series Loses Showrunner Jeb Stuart [Exclusive]. Collider. Archived from the original on 3 January 2023. Retrieved on 2 January 2023.
  10. Jason Altman. LinkedIn. Retrieved on 8 June 2024.

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