Lionsgate is taking their Divergent feature film and turning it into a TV series.

In an amazing movie, Lionsgate is transforming their Divergent Series from a feature film into a TV series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources say the studio will reconfigure the project, called Ascendant, will become a TV movie and will then become a spinoff series with Lionsgate TV taking over the production.

Shailene Woodley starred in the first three movies, which flopped in the box office as it was supposed to become the next Hunger Games young adult franchise thriller. In fact, the last Divergent movie, Allegiant, had the worst box office opening in franchise history earning little more than $30 million dollars, which probably explains why Lionsgate is interested in selling the franchise as a TV series instead of a feature film.

Allegiant stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson, Daniel Dae Kim, Bill Skarsgård, Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts. series. The dystopian fantasy adventure is directed by  Robert Schwentke and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick and was made for a reported $110 million. However, The Hollywood Reporter, asserts that many of the actors from the original Divergent seres will be quitting the show. “They haven’t come to us to discuss deals, but if they think they can skimp on actors’ options, they can think again,” said the rep of one of the co-stars told THR. In addition, talent agents close to the news outlet believe that serious negotiations will be necessary for them to keep the original cast on board.

There is no word regarding the next filming location for the Divergent TV series however, with plans on filming a fourth Divergent movie now scrapped. Atlanta’s film industry may have lost one of their biggest productions yet.

Via THR

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