There are less than two days until Adi Shankar’s Castlevania series airs on Netflix, but the producer is already diving into another new project. Shankar announced today that he is partnering with Ubisoft to bring Assassin’s Creed to the television screen. This announcement follows earlier reports that Assassin’s Creed was getting a TV series and that Ubisoft was working with Netflix to create a series (though it is unclear whether this report refers to Assassin’s Creed or not).
Assassin’s Creed series will tell an entirely original story and will take the form of an anime, as stated by the producer himself. The production is still in its early stages, so we don’t really have any information on it yet—the title, cast, network, and release date are all unknown as of this time. Ubisoft has yet to comment on whether they’re involved in the production as well.
Assassin’s Creed franchise is fairly close to Shankar’s heart, so this is a dream come true for him. According to Shankar:
“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. 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.”
— Adi Shankar
I think it’ll be interesting to follow the production of this series, especially after seeing how
Castlevania will go over with its audience. It’ll also be intriguing to see how, if at all, this will affect the production of any future seasons of Castlevania.
What do you think about the decision to go with
Assassin’s Creed for an animated series? What other franchises would you like to see make the leap to a television series?