Sorry, Divergent fans. Buzzfeed reports Starz has cancelled plans to wrap up the film franchise with the TV show Ascendant.
As reported earlier, Lionsgate was developing the final part of the Divergent movie franchise as a TV series for Starz. The sci-fi drama is based on the books by Veronica Roth and stars Shailene Woodley as Beatrice Prior, a young woman who lives in a dystopian society split into factions. The cast also includes Theo James, Ashley Judd, Ray Stevenson, and Ansel Elgort.
According to Buzzfeed, Starz has ceased development on Ascendant. The network did not give a reason for the decision. However, Buzzfeed does say most of the lead actors from the films had little to no interest in returning to Divergent for the Starz TV show:
One by one, the lead actors all expressed their lack of interest in moving Divergent to television, with Woodley — who had always been passionate about playing Tris — delivering the death knell: “I didn’t sign up to be in a television show,” she told Screen Rant.”
What do you think? Are you a Divergent fan? Would you still like to see the final part of the franchise?