The Divergent Series: Ascendant, the fourth and final installment of the film series based on Veronica Roth's dystopian young adult novels, was scheduled to hit theaters in the spring of 2017. However, Lionsgate is reevaluating the release strategy after after the third movie, The Divergent Series: Allegiant bombed at the box office earlier this year.
Variety's source says that the studio is now looking to release the final film as a TV movie that could potentially launch a spin-off series. It is still unclear whether the films' stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort will return for a television movie though, putting into question how the film would work. Ascendant was supposed to begin production in Atlanta this summer, but has been pushed back while Lionsgate arranges the new game plan.
The potential spin-off series would feature a new cast that continues the story of Roth's post-apocalyptic world as society rebuilds after Tris Prior (Woodley) and her friends destroyed the faction system that divided everyone into groups based on their personality traits.
According to Variety, Lionsgate is still in the process of securing the deal to make the change and has not pitched to any networks, yet.
Would you watch The Divergent Series: Ascendant as a TV movie?