Ubisoft officially confirms that an Assassin’s Creed television show is in the works. During a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, Assassin’s Creed head of content Aymar Azaizia responded to a fan question about the rumored TV show project and stated that the company is, indeed, hard at work on making the program.
When a different fan asked if Azaizia could tell fans more about the Assassin’s Creed TV project, the Ubisoft executive was only too happy to oblige. According to Azaizia, the television show would be like the Assassin’s Creed movie in that the company will “take [its] time,” with it. Azaizia also said that Ubisoft wants to be “sure” that it will “deliver something we can be proud of.”
Unfortunately, the head of content didn’t shed any more light on what to expect from the show, such as who the lead assassin may be and whether or not the show will focus on one or several assassin ancestors. Fans will also be eager to find out exactly which platform or TV network the Assassin’s Creed show will use for broadcasts. In the past, Ubisoft has spoken to Netflix about its television projects, but this doesn’t guarantee that the AC program will be available via the streaming service.
There are also questions about whether this TV show will succeed where Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed movie might have failed. While Azaizia’s comments do give hope to fans concerned that the TV show will be a ‘slapdash’ affair, the Assassin’s Creed movie got poor reviews and fans were less than impressed by the series’ big screen showing. So, it’s understandable that fans are concerned that the show will make the same mistakes despite Ubisoft’s best efforts and the time the company will take.
Hopefully Ubisoft really will take those doubts into account, if not to avoid more bad reviews but to help further the Assassin’s Creed game franchise. Assassin’s Creed Empire may or may not be the next game in the popular action series but whatever comes next, Ubisoft will be hoping that it can turn the series’ poor fortunes around. Some fans have turned away from the franchise, complaining of a confusing narrative and other game development sins but perhaps a tie-in TV show will help to convince both newcomers and old fans that the Assassin’s Creed series is worth taking an interest in.