There is a big chance fans of “Divergent” will not see Shailene Woodley as Tris in “Ascendant,” the last installment in the franchise.
The actress told Screen Rant that she signed up for a series of movies, so she's not exactly interested in starring on a TV show.
“I didn't sign up to be in a television show,” Woodley said. “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.”
When news broke that Lionsgate was planning to make the final installment in the franchise based on Veronica Roth's books a made-for-TV movie, Woodley told Deadline that she would still talk to the people behind the film. Now it seems like the actress has made up her mind.
Woodley is not the only “Allegiant” star who has hinted at leaving the franchise. Ansel Elgort, who played Caleb in the first three films, told the Huffington Post that he's sad that he was not able to say goodbye to his castmates. The actor also said that they were all expecting to give the franchise a proper movie ending, but it looks like it will no longer happen.
Miles Teller, who played Peter in the movies, also told The Hollywood Reporter that he is not sure whether he will be part of the upcoming project. The actor, however, maintained that the experience working with the cast and crew of the first three movies in the series was very pleasant.
Theo James, who played Tobias “Four” Eaton, has not commented on whether he will be part of the project or not.
Lionsgate has yet to give an update regarding the planned TV movie. “Divergent: Ascendant” was originally slated for a June 2017 theatrical release.