Divergent series final installment Ascendant rumored to be made into TV movie instead of theater release
22 July 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – The finale of the “Divergent” series entitled “Ascendant” will reportedly be not out in theaters as Lionsgate is planning to wrap it up via a television movie and a spinoff series.
“The Divergent Series: Ascendant” was scheduled to be out next year but Lionsgate is rumored to be having negotiations about the film series’ finale being moved from the big screen to the small screen.
According to an insider familiar with the matter, the possibility of “The Divergent Series: Ascendant” being released on the small screen might have been affected by the fact that the third installment of the series was a flop. “Divergent,” the first film, and “Insurgent,” the second film were box office hits but the most recent, “Allegiant,” the third film released last spring, did not do so well with sales
“Divergent” grossed $54.6 million while Insurgent was able to garner $52.3 million for the sales. The third installment only had $29 million.
The last chapter, which is “Ascendant,” was scheduled to be out this June 2017 but it might be unsuccessful again as it will be competing against “World War Z 2” and a reboot of the hit flick “The Mummy.” Accordingly, Lionsgate initially wanted to film “Ascendant” this summer in Atlanta as it was the plan even before “Allegiant” came out.
As for the spinoff series, Lionsgate’s television group will reportedly be handling it. They are reportedly finalizing the storylines now involving the current cast and a new one. The new cast is said to be the people to be seen in the spinoff series of the “Divergent Series.”
There are no confirmations about these reports yet and it remains unclear if there will be actors and actresses from the movie starring in the reported spinoff series. It also is unknown which network will be picking up the spinoff series of the “Divergent Series.”
The “Divergent Series” focused on the presumed future of the society wherein they are broken up into social and personality-related factions. The former films starred Shailene Woodley , Theo James, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort . It has not been revealed if they will be seen in the rumored TV movie of the final installment “The Divergent Series: Ascendant.”