During a Reddit AMA in connection with the DVD release of the Assassin’s Creed film (see “DVD Round-Up: 'Sing,' 'Assassin's Creed,' 'Live By Night,' 'Batman,' 'Newsreaders,' & 'Attack On Titan'”), Aymar Azaizia, the head of content for the franchise, addressed several questions about a television tie-in.
“It's like the movie guys,” he answered one fan, adding, “we will take our time, to get sure we deliver something we can be proud of, but if you wander [sic] if it's on our plan... YES.”
When asked whether the television series would be CGI or live action, Azaizia noted that they aren’t ready to make that determination, “but my gut feeling would be live action.” Azaizia also played coy when someone inquired about whether it would be Netflix show, indicating that they have been talking to “great partners.”
The Assassin’s Creed franchise started with the hugely popular video game series and has expanded into other media, including film and comics. Most recently, Titan Comics has published several miniseries and manga inspired by the franchise (see “New 'Assassin's Creed' Comic” and “'Assassin's Creed' Manga, 'Hookjaw,' 'The Mummy'”).
Based on Azaizia’s statements, the television series is still a ways off. Hopefully Ubisoft will take some time during development to analyze the ways in which the feature-length film failed. Despite a stellar cast that included Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons, the Assassin’s Creed film scored a dismal 17% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The $125 million film wasn’t a hit with moviegoers, either, earning just $15 million over Christmas weekend, and $22.5 million over its first week (see “'Rogue One' Dominates Christmas Weekend“).