Capcom’s Street Fighter Franchise Getting TV Series Adaptation
The global video game phenomenon created by Capcom will be receiving a TV series adaptation. Though not the first time this has happened, the Street Fighter franchise will be entering the film medium again to showcase the vast and dynamic world. Entertainment One President and Chief Content Office, Mark Gordon, hopes to build an “inclusive and engaging TV universe” with the diversity already present in the franchise.
Street Fighter is a global tour de force franchise, having garnered immense worldwide commercial success and built a vast devoted fanbase that has only grown through its 30 year legacy. We are thrilled to be teaming up with Joey, Jacqueline and Mark, who are already so deeply connected to this brand, to bring this adored story to television audiences everywhere.
A particular strength of Street Fighter is the wide range of ethnically diverse characters and powerful women featured in the game. It will allow us to build an inclusive and engaging TV universe.”
The same team that developed and produced the live-action web series produced for Machinima, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella, and Mark Wooding will be at the forefront. As for the main storyline, the group will focus on the World Warrior arc, which was introduced in the sequel title Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. The main characters will be Ryu, Ken, Guile, and Chun-Li. Each of their paths will converge at the World Warrior Tournament where they aim to take down M. Bison and his criminal organization, Shadaloo.
Meanwhile, eOne will manage the international sales of the new Street Fighter franchise adaptation. For now, there’s no solid date on when production will start since Gordon only just struck the deal, but more information will be revealed in due time. With that being said, Street Fighter executive producer, Yoshinori Ono, is excited for this brand new collaboration:
After a long search, guided by the team behind Assassin’s Fist, we are delighted to be partnering with a company with the outstanding TV experience of Mark Gordon and eOne. They have the credentials to help us launch a faithful adaptation of Street Fighter as a major TV series.”
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