Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) today revealed that it will create new content based on the hugely popular Assassin’s Creed video game. The company partners with the game publisher Ubisoft (OTC: UBSFY) with an eye on several projects. The series will be produced by Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik from Ubisoft Film & Television. The team is currently looking for a showrunner.
Since its inception in 2007, Assassin’s Creed has grown into one of the best-selling franchises in video game history, amassing 11 games and selling over 155 million units worldwide. Netflix plans to create numerous live action and animated series based on the iconic video game franchise.
“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring the rich, multi-layered storytelling to life. this Assassin’s Creed is loved for, “said Peter Friedlander, vice president of original series at Netflix. He went on to cite the game’s” breathtaking historical worlds and massive global appeal “as attracting Netflix to the project.
“For over 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped make the Assassin’s Creed brand an iconic franchise,” said Jason Altman of Ubisoft. “We are delighted to create a Assassin’s Creed with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe.”
This continues an ongoing partnership between Ubisoft and Netflix, as the streaming giant seeks new programming to bolster its growing library. The two are currently collaborating on an animated series, Exploded cell, by Derek Kolstad from John wick Fame. The two also collaborated on Tom Clancy’s The division and Beyond good and evil.
Netflix has worked hard to make sure there is something for everyone on its platform, a strategy that is paying off. The company registered 195 million subscribers in the third quarter and expects to surpass 200 million in the fourth quarter.
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