An Assassin’s Creed animated series is in the works, and Castlevania series producer Adi Shankar is developing the story.
Shankar announced on Facebook that Ubisoft tapped him for the job. “I'm happy to let you guys know that I've selected my next project!” he said. “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’s profile has been rising for the last few years. In addition to producing Netflix’s upcoming Castlevania series, he produced 2012’s Dredd and has worked on several genre shorts, like the grim and gritty Power/Rangers and the Man Bites Dog-inspired Venom: Truth in Journalism.
Ubisoft has yet to make an official announcement, and details on the project are currently thin. However, the company has been trying to get an Assassin’s Creed TV series off the ground for years, right alongside its efforts to create a film adaptation. Last fall, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that the company was in talks with Netflix to develop a show based on the games. Earlier this year, head of Assassin’s Creed content Aymar Azaïzia said on Reddit that a TV show was in the cards. With Shankar on board, the show is now one step closer to becoming a reality.