After a dismal attempt at invading the big screens, the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise is targeting another entertainment platform.
In his Facebook post, Hollywood producer Adi Shankar confirmed that iconic stealth-action franchise will have an animated series. “I’m happy to let you guys know that I’ve selected my next project! I played the first edition of Assassin’s Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream,” opened Shankar.
“At that moment I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin’s Creed and create an original story set in it as an anime series. If anyone tells you not to follow your passion in life they are wrong,” he added.
Shankar was also behind the “Castlevania” series in Netflix, as well as “Lone Survivor,” The Voices,” and “Dredd,” among others. Moreover, “Assassin’s Creed” content head Azaizia Aymar confirmed that game developer Ubisoft will also be part of the project. “So yes, we have project with Adi regarding an animated Assassin’s Creed series, and he is super passionate and a real fan of the franchise!,” Aymar tweeted.
As for the TV series’ storyline, Gamespot reported that it will showcase a completely original story. Details of the show’s official title and release date were not yet revealed. However, fans can expect to learn more about the project in the coming months.
Shankar is likely the best person to spearhead the project. The 32-year-old showrunner expressed his affinity with the “Assassin’s Creed” game. He shared that he first played the game when he moved to Los Angeles. Additionally, he said that nobody would have predicted that Ubisoft would one day tap his services to create a series for the franchise.
Last March, Azaizia confirmed that an “Assassin’s Creed” TV series will come out. In addition, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot also confirmed that they were in talks with Netflix for a series. Although, he did not mention if it was for “Assassin’s Creed” or another title.