Although the realm of video games continues to expand with Ubisoft being one of the most prominent publisher across the globe, the firm is looking to other mediums to expand its original IPs. Namely, Netflix is a big beneficiary for this initiative so far. With that comes a slew of projects on the way including Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed, Beyond Good & Evil, and Rayman just to name a few.
Elsewhere more recently did Ubisoft elaborate on its latest plans with the streaming platform. In that, both Splinter Cell alongside Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are receiving anime adaptations for Netflix. Details on release for both productions are still left uncertain at the time of writing. However, Ubisoft is also looking to work with Binge as well for the same pursuit for entertainment.
It was on Tuesday that Ubisoft revealed a live-action Driver television series is to commence for Binge. Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik, and Genevieve Jones are to be executive producers for the series alongside Binge’s Allan Ungar and Vincent Talenti.
Our mission at Ubisoft is to bring our games to life in new and exciting ways and create content set in the world, culture, and community of gaming. Working with Binge will allow us to bring a Driver series directly to the audience who is most passionate about seeing this franchise come to life.Danielle Kreinik, Ubisoft Film & Television Head of Television Development
“As longtime fans of the franchise, we’re excited to deliver an original, premium, and rich storytelling experience that will take fans and newcomers on a thrilling ride,” Binge’s Ungar expressed in the announcement post. This is not the only forecasted project still underway with Ubisoft’s billboard IPs either.
Previously, Ubisoft pressed that it will be expanding more on the upcoming The Division film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. Yet another Netflix production, it was mapped out for the series alongside a new mobile project, novel, and spin-off experience titled ‘Heartland’ coming sometime next year.
Earlier on, a report from VG24/7 revealed that the Driver series did not just evaporate into thin air after 2011’s Driver: San Francisco. It was told that the next project for the franchise was experimenting with new mechanics that led to the focus shifting to what is now Watch Dogs. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Driver is to arrive to Binge later on in 2022.