It sounds crazy, but Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Ubisoft, has indicated that it could become a reality.
As reported by Reuters, Yves disclosed that Ubisoft is currently in talks about TV series on Netflix.
The recent success of Activision’s Skylanders Academy on Netflix shows that the market is there for video game centered TV shows, but question marks remain over the franchise Ubisoft would look to bring to the streaming service.
Assassins Creed on paper would not be ideal, but the premise and historical setting could make it a huge hit, even outside of the gaming market.
Far Cry would also be a good candidate, given the success of the series and interesting characters introduced through the series.
Watch Dogs could re-remind the world of the threat posed by hackers on our personal data, which I’m sure would have some incredible CGI.
Splinter Cell may be being made into a movie, but the potential is still there to create a TV series based on a complex web of corrupt government dealings, espionage, and betrayal.
My favorite candidate, however, is The Division. Jake Gyllenhaal has been cast in the leading role of a The Division movie, but the snow-swept streets of New York City would be an ideal premise for a TV series about the breakdown of society and the struggle for survival endured by everyday people like you and me.
While I’m sure the movie will focus on Jake saving the day and curing the disease itself, the TV series could focus on the people we hear leaving desperate voicemail messages littered around and The Division agents trying to restore order.
What would you like to see as the Ubisoft Netflix series?