Live-Action ‘Street Fighter’ Series in the Works

Street Fighter fans will have to put down the controller and pick up the television remote very soon. More than thirty years after its debut on arcade consoles, fans of the beloved video game will be blessed with a live-action Street Fighter television series. Reporters at Deadline had the initial scoop earlier this week, and soon confirmed that eOne is actively developing a show based on the popular fighting franchise. Even better news for gamers, is that the show is being written and produced by the crack team behind the phenomenal web series, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist.

In a statement made to Deadline, eOne executive Mark Gordon shared major enthusiasm about the project. “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,” he began. “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.”

According to the development team, the new show will pull its aesthetic and narrative from the 1991 sequel, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. This means viewers can expect classic characters like Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun-Li. Before we all get too excited, however, the show is still very much in its early stages and a release date hasn’t been set. In the meantime, however, be sure to check out the trailer for the abovementioned web show, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist to get a sense of what’s to come.

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