Ubisoft is developing a Skull & Bones TV show

Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones game isn’t even out yet (it’s supposed to launch sometime this year) and the publisher is already working on a TV show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ubisoft is teaming up with Atlas Entertainment (Dirty John) to develop the series, which will be a female-driven drama set in the 1700s around the piracy of the Indian Ocean. The pilot will be written by Amanda Segel who was executive producer of Spike TV’s The Mist.

“Ubisoft is known for creating innovative video games that combine immense worlds with rich narratives,” the company’s director of development for television Danielle Kreinik told The Hollywood Reporter. Kreinik will exec produce the TV show with head of Ubisoft film and television Jason Altman. Atlas’ Andy Horwitz and Richard Suckle also will exec produce.

Despite the lukewarm response to the Assassin’s Creed movie a couple of years, ago, Ubisoft’s film and TV department is still making a hard push in that area. They’re still developing a feature film based on The Division starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal as well as a TV series based on Child of Light and a film based on Werewolves Within.