Nearly two years after being initially announced, we finally have an update on Netflix’s TV Series adaptation of Assasin’s Creed. Unfortunately, it isn't a promising update as Jeb Stuart, who was assigned as the creative lead for the show, is no longer a part of the project.
Fans are reasonably concerned about the state of the show since this is the only news since its announcement when Ubisoft’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik were named co-producers.
Here are Stuart’s comments in a recent sitdown with Collider:
I think it was a little bit of a move of executives from LA to London, and it allowed the London group who, unfortunately, had to inherit my vision of what it was instead of getting to develop their own vision. So I think that's fair.
I know it's going to be great whenever it comes out. I think the Ubisoft guys are fantastic. I think it's a terrific franchise. It was just a good, mutual time to move on for both sides.
With Stuart being gone and his ”vision” serving as a blueprint for the London group to build off, It remains to be seen who will step in to fill this void. Stuart rose to prominence after writing Die Hard and The Fugitive screenplays, which led to him becoming the showrunner for Vikings: Valhalla and subsequently, Assassins Creed. And, while this development might seem like a cause for concern, Stuart did his best to put those fears to rest. He would go on to say that his departure wasn’t the result of anything negatively transpiring, and instead, it was a mutually agreed divorce that should help the new team step in and implement their ideas for the show.
At the moment, neither Netflix nor Ubisoft have said a word about what time period or if the show will cover an original story. With this being unknown, it seems it’s going to be a long time before we hear an announcement for the cast or anything production related. If all we have in two years is a change of direction, who knows when the project will hit the screens?
Netflix’s barrage of video game adaptations like Arcane, which won an Emmy Award, and Castlevania, which is getting a spin-off, has brought great success to the platform, so there certainly is a motive to get this thing off the ground.
Assassin's Creed is a long-lasting and beloved video game franchise with thousands of fans, so they definitely have a lot of material to work with and a lot of people ready to tune in whenever it's ready.
Netflix and Ubisoft are also partnering on an Assassin's Creed video.