Shailene Woodley on ‘Divergent’ TV Move: ‘I Didn’t Sign Up to Be in a TV Show’
There’s still plenty to figure out with regard to the Divergent films wrapping up their final chapter with a TV movie, and potentially spinning into a new series from there, but it looks like Tris may be leaving the faction. Pressed if she might take part in the TV film, Shailene Woodley told reporters “I didn’t sign up to be in a television show.”
The former Secret Life of the American Teenager star told Screen Rant it was unlikely she’d take part in the as-yet-unassigned TV wrap-up, which itself may not see Miles Teller’s participation either. Woodley was previously surprised by news of Ascendant’s TV movie, but now seems to be passing on the prospect:
Last I heard they were trying to make it into a television show. I didn’t sign up to be in a television show. 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.
The film previously tapped director Lee Toland Krieger to make a June 2017 premiere, but Lionsgate has offered few updates on the proposed TV transition. With Woodley and Teller seemingly out of the running, it remains uncertain if any of the prolific cast will agree to the film.
In the meantime, stay tuned for the latest on Ascendant and its TV branch as it arrives.