Divergent may release the final movie on TV, but is that good or bad?

Jul 21, 2016 at 7:42 p.m. ET
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Planning on catching the final flick of the Divergent series at the theater? You may want to rethink that.

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Variety reports that after a lackluster performance at the box office with the third film in the series, Allegiant, the final installment, Ascendant, may skip the big screen and head straight to TV, with a series based on the fictional world of the movies to follow.

Ascendant was set to start filming this summer and premiere in June 2017. The whole series is produced by Lionsgate — starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort — based on Veronica Roth's Divergent series of books. The books and movies are set in a post-apocalyptic world where society is divided up based on personality traits.

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Lionsgate hasn't commented on the new report about the TV show, but Variety has plenty of details anyway — the site says the plan is to finish the final installment in the series with the same actors and storyline and at the same time, introduce new actors who will carry on the story on TV after the movie airs. Some cast members from the movies might be on board to go on to the show, though there's no official word on that yet, and there's still no studio attached to the reportedly proposed series.

The first Divergent movie was released in 2014. The first two installments of the series were extremely successful at the box office, followed by a less successful release of the third film. The book series consisted of three books — the final book was split into two movies.

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