Now I’ve said this before that I’m always afraid of video games being adapted into TV series or movies because there’s not that many good ones out there. For the most part, I’m worried about the story line than the casting. I mean casting is important too, a good actor can save a bad show but a good show can’t save a bad actor.
Anyway, it was just announced yesterday that Netflix is diving into the world of gaming once again. The streaming site announced that they are developing a live-action adaptation tv series of the video game Assassin’s Creed. Now we all know what happened to the 2016 movie adaptation of this game. It was….not enjoyable to say the least. That’s just me being nice.
First, a little background for those who don’t know. Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure stealth video game franchise published by Ubisoft and developed mainly by its studio Ubisoft Montreal using the game engine Anvil and its more advanced derivatives.
You can read all that on Wikipedia. So back to the Netflix series. Right now, not much is know about the project. Only that it’s still in very early stages and still doesn’t have a showrunner. It’s also unclear when it will take place or what it will be about; the franchise is known for combining historical settings with modern narratives and has tackled everything from the Crusades to Vikings.
“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 Netflix original series vice president Peter Friedlander in a prepared statement.
That’s basically all we know about the series. No castings, no plot, no showrunners, no release dates. My only hope is that it will turn out good. The thing about adaptations, it’s always a hit or miss. You gotta be careful when dealing with the original source, otherwise….well….you get my point.
But Netflix was successful in 1 game to tv adaptation, The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill. Following the first season, Netflix announced a six-part live-action prequel spinoff. So we will how Assassin’s Creed will turn out.
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