DIVERGENT Director Neil Burger said in an interview that the franchise’s TV ending is sad.
Director Neil Burger is one of the many cast and crew members disappointed by the announcement of the franchise’s TV-ending. Shailene Woodley (Tris Prior) shared familiar sentiments of disinterest in a TV movie and Miles Teller (Peter) expressed surprise at the announcement.
Neil Burger attributed the disappointing end to Lionsgate’s split of the last book in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“I think it’s sad. I was just talking to the people at Lionsgate about something else recently, and it’s just that they got themselves into a difficult bind through various circumstances. … I don’t think they feel like they should’ve split [the last book] into two [films]. If they hadn’t, they would’ve been in much better shape, but at the time I’m sure they were excited and they saw some potential there.”
Nevertheless, the cast and fans alike are still waiting to see how the series will turn out. Shailene herself isn’t sure where Divergent: Ascendant will end up.
“They haven’t finalized any decisions, so it’s actually a moot point to talk about it now, out of respect to Lionsgate and everyone involved. I’m not exactly sure where they stand, so we are kind of all in a limbo waiting game.”
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