Jeb Stuart Steps Down as Showrunner for Netflix’s Assassin’s Creed Series
Netflix‘s Assassin’s Creed series has lost its showrunner as Die Hard writer Jeb Stuart announced to Collider that he is not involved in the project anymore. Stuart boarded the streamer’s video game adaptation in June 2021 but seems to no longer be involved. Details were slim on what caused Stuart to step away but seem to have been logistics more than anything.
Although it was not a creative falling out, Stuart walking away from the project is a hit for an adaptation that has much working against it. Video game adaptations don’t tend to be the medium that finds the most success and a universe as vast and lore-heavy as Assassin’s Creed is a big monster to take on. Here’s hoping the streamer brings in someone who is up to the task.
Speaking to Collider about his departure, Stuart said:
“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.”
No word on a replacement for Stuart as of yet but Netflix is likely on the hunt as the news for the series has been very lacking since the announcement in 2021 and the future of the series could depend on the timeline of finding a replacement to move things forward.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available regarding Assassin’s Creed’s latest adaptation attempt.