Ascendant is to be made into a TV movie and possible TV series. It seems that actress Shailene Woodley isn’t too thrilled about the Divergent series going straight to TV. With the news that the final installment of the popular series is being turned into a TV series, the 24-year old star of the dystopian franchise told Screen Rant:
"I didn’t sign up to be in a television show ... Out of respect to the studio and everyone involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show."
This maybe due to the fact that the third part of the series, Allegiant, which was released earlier this year, didn’t do as well as Lionsgate expected. The studio has decided to release the final film on TV and is making room for any spin-offs in the future by developing a television series.
But the stars, especially Woodley, may be opting to stay out of the film indefinitely. Miles Teller, who co-stars with Woodley, has told the Hollywood Reporter of his shock of the decision, which caught them all by surprise. Teller was also asked as to whether this decision would affect the possibility of him reprising his role. "At this point, it's a different set of circumstances ... We'll see. I honestly haven't talked to anybody," he said.
Ascendent was scheduled to be released next year, but, with the box office failure of the last installment in the YA franchise, it is looking unlikely to be released that soon, as even the actors haven’t received a script yet.
Woodley is currently in Toronto, where she appeared at the Toronto Film Festival promoting her latest film Snowden, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zachary Quinto. It is directed by Oliver Stone and is scheduled for release September 16, 2016.