DIVERGENT’s lead actress makes it clear that she’s not on board for a television finale right now.
After weeks of speculation and assumptions that the movie star cast of The Divergent Series wouldn’t be on board for The Divergent Series: Ascendant following the movie from the big screen to a TV movie, it not seems official that at least one cast member is out… aaaaand it’s the lead!
While promoting her new movie Snowden, Shailene Woodley, who plays Tris Prior in the move franchise, made it pretty clear that the change in format is a deal breaker for her.
“Last I heard they were trying to make it into a television show. I didn’t sign up to be in a television show,” the actress told Screen Rant. “Out of respect to the studio and everyone in involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show.”
This isn’t official confirmation that she won’t take part in the project, but it sure feels like that’s the case.
Don’t worry, Shailene. The Divergent fandom is largely sharing those vibes with you.
The decision to move from theaters to television comes after the third film in the series bombed at the box office, making $179 million worldwide (compared to its predecessor’s $297 million worldwide.) Following the movie’s lackluster performance, several rumors surfaced that the film was rushed by the studio and Woodley was not happy with the way things happened behind the scenes.
There’s been no official word on when or on which station the Divergent TV movie and the spin-off series set to follow will air.