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Atlanta Filmed ‘Divergent’ is Becoming a TV Series

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

In an amazing , Lionsgate is transforming their Divergent Series from a feature film into a TV series. According to , sources say the studio will reconfigure the project, called Ascendant, will become a 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  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,  and Naomi Watts. series. The dystopian fantasy adventure is directed by  Robert Schwentke and was produced by Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick and was made for a reported $110 million. However, The Reporter, asserts that many of the 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 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 may have lost one of their biggest productions yet.

Via THR

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