According to a report at Deadline,”Ascendant,” the final installment of the “Divergent” film series is set to become a television series on Starz as a means to cap off the franchise. The “Divergent” films are based on the New York Times bestselling book series by Veronica Roth.
“Ascendant” was originally set to be the final film in the series and would have been release in theaters this year on June 10, however last year it was announced that plans had changed and it would become a series but no network or streaming service had been confirmed at the time. Now, Starz is reportedly in early development of the show but it is still not known if stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort will appear.
The series is being being written/executive produced by Adam Cozad and directed/executive produced by Lee Toland Krieger. It is notable to point out that Cozad and Krieger were attached to the originally planned film version of Ascendant.
The three Divergent films grossed more than $765 million at the global box office and are among Lionsgate’s highest-grossing films domestically outside “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight” franchises.
Currently, there is no anticipated release date for the series version of “Ascendant” but more details are expected over the coming months as Starz continues development.