Netflix has been trying to become the hot spot for anyone trying to bring their popular franchise to life. They have ventured out into the world of video game adaptations, especially after their success working on the animated series Castlevania. It led to them working on projects like Arcane, an adaptation of League of Legends, as well as the recently released Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Their next project is a live-action adaptation of the ever-popular Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Sadly, it seems that they have lost a key member of the project, Jeb Stuart. He was hired to showrun the project and is no stranger to working with Netflix, as he’s recently worked on the Viking sequel, Valhalla. Collider has shared the news that he is no longer involved and it seems that once again a “difference in vision” is the reason for that. He goes on to highlight that:
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.Jeb Stuart
So far, there’s not been an announcement about who might take over as a showrunner on the project. We also don’t know what the vision might be that led to Stuart leaving the project, but they may be still actively looking for someone to fulfill that very role. The project is seemingly still moving forward, but it looks like the wait will be longer than expected.