Video game titan Ubisoft announced a deal with Netflix to create shows based on its hit title “Assassin’s Creed.”
The first project by the France-based video game group and the main streaming service is a series that aims to be “an epic adaptation” of live action of the game franchise, according to the companies.
News of the alliance comes ahead of the November 10 release of the game’s latest installment, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla,” which places it in Viking times.
The deal opens the door for Netflix and Ubisoft to create live-action, animated, and anime series that are derived from the game’s stories.
“We are excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multi-layered narrative that Assassin’s Creed is so loved for,” said Netflix Vice President of Original Series Peter Friedlander.
Action RPGs are known for their historical fiction, as they set adventures in times like the Crusades and the Renaissance, as well as the French and American revolutions.
The protagonists of Assassin’s Creed include a Renaissance Italian, a 12th-century Syrian, a pirate, and a Native American during the colonial period.
The common thread in the games is the ancestry shared with a murderer, part of a group that fights against oppressive forces.
Since its launch in 2007, the video game has sold more than 155 million units worldwide to rank among the best-selling franchises, according to Ubisoft.
The digital platform announced some of the productions that it will premiere next year, In this installment Margaret Thatcher is played by Gillian Anderson, and Diana Spencer is played by Emma Corrin.
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“We are delighted to create an Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe,” said Jason Altman, head of Ubisoft’s film and television unit.
Ubisoft also announced deals Tuesday to make its online subscription service available on the Luna and Stadia cloud gaming platforms from Amazon and Google respectively.