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Ubisoft to Venture Into Television

Following the success of the latest season of the Rabbid’s TV show, Ubisoft announced that they’re creating several new television shows based on their slew of IP’s that they own.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the television shows will be produced in house, presumably by Ubisoft Motion Pictures. First off, they announced a new Rabbid’s Invasion special, set on Mars. Then, they announced that popular franchise Rayman would be getting a cartoon, as well as Hungry Shark.

More surprisingly, though, is that the Far Cry spinoff game Blood Dragon and the popular open world hacking game Watch Dogs would be getting their own television shows, as well. The Far Cry series, titled Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe, has Castlevania producer Adi Shankar attached to the project, which Ubisoft claims will be for “young-adults”. The series will form a multiverse with the other Ubisoft shows, though they didn’t say what they meant by that, or how they will go about doing this. The Watch Dogs series will be made for “tweens” and is going to focus on “mysteries” in the main character’s high school. This marks a major departure in the usual tone of the M-rated Watch Dog series. In fact, Ubisoft confirmed that this series will not be canon to the main Watch Dog series, nor will these events be located anywhere near the locations where the main Watch Dog game series takes place.

This is not the first time that Ubisoft has attempted to make more revenue via alternative forms of media. Who could forget the Assassin’s Creed movie staring Michael Fassbender? Whether these new series will find an audience, however, is anyone’s guess.

No release date has been slated for any of these projects, nor has there been any announcement as to what network will air these shows. Some speculate that they might be Netflix Originals, while others think that some of these could air on Nickelodeon, just like the Rabbid’s cartoon does.

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