Assassin's Creed TV Series At Netflix Hires Die Hard Writer - Report

Netflix's new TV series brings on the writer of Die Hard and The Fugitive.

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Netflix has apparently hired veteran Hollywood writer Jeb Stuart--who penned the screenplays for Die Hard and The Fugitive--to write the upcoming Assassin's Creed TV series. This is according to a report from Variety, which credited the information to its sources.

Spokespeople for Netflix and Stuart did not respond to a request for comment by Variety.

Stuart most recently wrote and created the show Vikings: Valhalla, which is coming to Netflix, so he already has an in at the streaming network. Assassin's Creed will be Stuart's first video game project. He wrote the 1995 movie Just Cause, though the Sean Connery/Laurence Fishburne film has nothing to do with the games.

In addition to this new live-action series, Netflix is producing an animated series based on Assassin's Creed. A 2016 Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender was set during the Spanish inquisition, but it was a critical flop.

Outside of Assassin's Creed, Netflix is also making multiple Far Cry series, a Splinter Cell anime series from John Wick's Derek Kolstad, and a Division movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla, meanwhile, is still getting new updates and DLC. The next expansion is called The Siege of Paris, and we learned more about it at E3 2021.

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