DIVERGENT news came as a shocker to the cast and some returns aren’t guaranteed.
Lionsgate confidently announced a 10-13 episode Divergent television in the works to finish out the series after The Divergent Series: Allegiant seriously faltered at the box office, but the only actor to comment at length on the news didn’t share that confidence.
Miles Teller, who plays Tris’ manipulative frenemy Peter in the series, talked to THR about the news at the premiere of his latest movie, War Dogs. And as many guessed, the change in format is a major (possibly troublesome) consideration of the actors.
“Things do change anytime they’re messing with something that was not the original intention, he said. “We all signed on for it in hopes that it’d be released in theaters, and we all had every intention of finishing … At this point, it’s a different set of circumstances.”
Teller also added that the announcement “caught us all by surprise” and he hasn’t spoken to the other actors about their intentions.
However, the young actor says that his experience in the franchise has been a great one and there’s no hard feelings.
“I’m not kidding when I say that you won’t find a single actor who worked in that franchise who would have anything bad to say about that experience. It’s all good. I’ve got nothing but love for everybody I’ve worked with on that franchise.”
Divergent series author Veronica Roth seems to be the only person quietly commenting on the news in a cryptic but amusing tweet shortly following the announcement:
The Divergent TV season is still in production.