Starz Developing Ascendant TV Series

Theo James and Shailene Woodley Divergent Insurgent

Lionsgate have been taking steps to round out their Divergent franchise on TV for a while now, after the last film in the series, Allegiant, underperformed for the studio. According to the report, the project is still in the early stages; however, it looks set to retain director Lee Toland Krieger and writer Adam Cozad, both of whom were originally attached to the project when it was a film.

Sadly, there won't be another Divergent movie headed to the big screen.

No word as yet as to whether any of the films' cast members, which include Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort, will continue on with the brand.

The Divergent film series was another addition into the library of book-to-film adaptations hoping to capitalize on the trend after powerhouses Harry Potter and Twilight had wrapped up. While the former is still open to finishing the character's story, she is just not that interested in doing a TV show. Unfortunately for fans, the film's sluggish box office sales and poor critical response meant a premature death after the third installment, Allegiant, that left the film series unfinished.


"I signed up to tell the whole story of Tris, and I would love to be able to do that", she said in an interview with "Today" in September 2016 (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Last year, Roth revealed that she wasn't part of the decision to split the final book into two parts. Lionsgate made a decision to cancel production and continue the franchise on TV.

As Variety pointed out, "Ascendant" was initially planned to become the fourth installment in the "Divergent" movie series.

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