Netflix’s Assassin’s Creed live-action series needs a new showrunner

In recent years, video game adaptations have experienced something of a renaissance. Castlevania, arcaneand The Witcher all got great reviews and The last of us is about to premiere on HBO Max and is causing quite a stir. There was hope for something similar with Assassin’s Creedbut now we have an unfortunate update: the show just lost its showrunner.

Netflix announced the adaptation last year, describing it as an “epic, genre-bending live-action adaptation.” We don’t have any plot details, but it’s being produced by Ubisoft Film in partnership with Netflix. This is the third attempt to bring the popular video game series to life, following the disappointing 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender and a short film released to promote the second game.

Jeb Stuart who wrote Die Hard and The fugitive and is the showrunner of the very popular Vikings: ValhallaShe was hired to lead the show. According to Collider, that is no longer the case. In an interview with the publication, Stuart gave a little more insight into what happened.

“I think it was a bit of an executive move from LA to London and it enabled the London group who unfortunately had to inherit my vision of it rather than develop their own vision. So I think that’s fair. I know it will be great whenever it comes out. I think the Ubisoft guys are fantastic. I think it’s a great franchise. It was just a good time together to move on for both sides.”

Alongside the film this year is a new game called Assassin’s Creed Mirage, set in 9th-century Baghdad. Check out the game announcement below. It looks very cinematic. Netflix’s Assassin’s Creed live-action series needs a new showrunner

Lindsay Lowe

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