Netflix's Assassin's Creed Show Loses Showrunner Due To "Difference In Vision", Another Witcher-Style Catastrophe?

Netflix's AC show has lost its showrunner Jeb Stuart over a "difference in vision". Apparently the whole project was moved from LA to London, and the London team have a different idea for the show than Stuart.

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Which AC hero would you most like to see in the Netflix show? | © Ubisoft

Quite a few of you might not have even heard about it yet, but yes: Assassin's Creed is getting a Netflix show. The streaming service is even making its own AC game, in fact. Not a full-blown triple-A, but one of those little platformers you can play on the TV (but don't be too disappointed, we actually love a lot of those Netflix games). For whatever reason the big-wigs at Netflix see a lot of potential in the AC universe, despite the Fassbender movie being a complete flop.

But this news is probably quite terrifying for any AC fans who have been keeping an eye on the whole Witcher-debacle. Will they change the lore to fit their own ideas of what the franchise should be? Will they deliver a show that's barely recognizable to hardcore fans? It's simply too early to tell. Although, we do already have some potentially alarming news for you. The first showrunner has already left over a "difference in vision".

  • If you don't know why the Fassbender AC film was such a flop rent it on Prime, you'll soon understand.

Jeb Stuart Leaves Netflix's AC Show

Jeb Stuart, the writer of Die Hard, has stopped working on Netflix's Assassin's Creed show over "differences in vision". We don't yet know who the new showrunner will be, however.

As Stuart explained to the Collider:

I think it was a little bit of a move of executives from LA to London, and it allowed the London group who, unfortunately, had to inherit my vision of what it was instead of getting to develop their own vision. So I think that's fair. I know it's going to be great whenever it comes out. I think the Ubisoft guys are fantastic. I think it's a terrific franchise. It was just a good, mutual time to move on for both sides.

So it could just be a simple case of a new team taking over... but that's also exactly what Netflix would ask Stuart to say. Who knows, and maybe we're being overly cautious, but we've had to suffer so many terrible adaptions of video games that you can understand why.

Anyway, in more promising news, The Last of Us show from HBO is almost here, and that looks dope.

Unlike their adaptions, Netflix has a surprisingly strong track-record of games:

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