Adi Shankar, the showrunner behind the upcoming Netflix Castlevania animated series, has announced a partnership with Ubisoft to develop an anime based on the Assassin's Creed video game series. The news follows the recent release of a live-action Assassin's Creed film starring X-Men's Michael Fassbender.
Shankar wrote in a post to Facebook, "I’m happy to let you guys know that I’ve selected my next project! 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 is known for his work as executive producer on films like The Grey, Dredd, and Lone Survivor, in addition to directing the live-action shorts The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism, and Power/Rangers. The content creator is a notable gamer and fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise.
The first season of Shankar's Castlevania drops on Netflix Friday, July 7.