10 Video Game Franchises That Deserve Their Own Netflix Series

9. Assassin's Creed

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Thanks to the comics (particularly Uprising), we already know that a story revolving around fully-fledged assassins in the modern day can stand on its own, and that's precisely what a Netflix series based on the Assassin's Creed franchise should strive to do. As for how such a series might handle the past, there are options.

A particular time period could be chosen to share focus with the present-day storyline, but a few one-off episodes here and there could also explore less action-packed moments in history that might not lend themselves well to the gaming experience.

Like many on this list, Assassin's Creed did poorly when adapted to film. The movie had to juggle a new storyline with an already-established universe, adding to Assassin's Creed lore while also drawing on it for the sake of including some recognisable characters and story elements for the fans. That's a lot to take on, and it would work a lot better over the course of eight to thirteen episodes than a mere two hours.

More screen time also allows for more ties to the game world. Currently, the only tie between the Assassin's Creed movie and the games is an email found in Assassin's Creed: Origins. We could learn what happened to the Instruments of the First Will after they disbanded, filling in the gaps for players who followed their story in the games but didn't know they had to read the comics if they wanted to finish it. In essence, this series could glue the franchise together.


Kieran enjoys overanalyzing and arguing about pop culture, believing that heated debates can (and should) be had in good fun. He currently lives in Fort Worth, TX, where he spends his time chatting with strangers on the bus and forcing them to look at pictures of his dog.