The Divergent TV Series Is Moving Forward

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

by James White |
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After pulling the plug on future film adaptations of the Divergent series following the box office disappointment of Allegiant, Lionsgate let it be known that it was aiming to take the final book's story, Ascendant, to TV screens. The show is now going ahead at US cable channel Starz, home to American Gods and more.

The tale of a futuristic Chicago with a society divided into factions is based on Veronica Roth's trilogy, and the adaptation of the third, Allegiant had been planned as two movies, 2016's Allegiant and then Ascendant, taking aim at a release this year with Lee Toland Krieger attached to direct.

Now, though, Krieger and writer Adam Cozad, who was also attached to the final film, will switch instead to oversee Ascendant in its televisual form. Quite what form that will take is not yet certain – there had been talk of a TV movie to wrap the main Divergent story up, then a possible spin-off with new characters. And given that their contracts were for the film version, no one knows if the likes of Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller would return for the show.

We'll see how this one plays out in the coming months.

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