Following the acclaim of the recent web series, Street Fighter is getting a new live-action TV show.
According to Deadline, Entertainment One and Capcom will help fund a new TV series based on the massively popular Street Fighter game series. The creators and team behind the Assassin's Fist will produce the show and it'll likely follow the same format as the British-based web show. With over 40 million units sold across the globe, Street Fighter remains one of the most well-known video game franchises in the industry.
"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," said Mark Gordon, eOne's President and Chief Content Officer, Film, Television and Digital. "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."
"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," said Yoshinori Ono, Capcom Executive Producer for Street Fighter.
No release date or window has been announced thus far, but we're betting Capcom is quite happy to cross-promote one of their most lucrative brands in this way--especially given the lukewarm reception of the 1990's motion picture.
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