“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,” Shankar wrote on Facebook.
While the Assassin’s Creed series doesn’t have an official home yet, it’s entirely possible that it could wind up at Netflix, which is hungry for content and is already in business with Shankar on Castlevania.
The streaming service reportedly had talks with Ubisoft last fall about a potential Assassin’s Creed series, but talk is cheap, and Shankar is a man of action. He has shown a talent for putting a fresh spin on previously established IP with his Bootleg Universe, which includes short films based on characters such as The Punisher, Eddie Brock aka Venom, James Bond, and the Power Rangers.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise could certainly use a boost in Hollywood following last year’s critically-maligned movie starring Michael Fassbender, so an animated TV series makes sense, and who better than Shankar to put the brand back on track. Stay tuned for more updates, like voice cast and a release date.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief