Entertainment One has closed a deal to develop, produce and finance a TV series adaptation of the popular Street Fighter video game franchise. Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding, the team behind the live-action web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, will executive produce.
The series will draw on the game’s World Warrior story-arc, which was first introduced in the 1991 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior sequel to the original game. Viewers will follow four protagonist - Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun-Li, who will fight to take down M. Bison and the global criminal organization known as Shadaloo.
Each hero will be on a different path, but will meet up with one another as they are drawn into World Warrior Tournament, a competition devised by M. Bison to find the most powerful and capable fighter in the world. The heroes must draw on their strength, skills, intelligence and loyalty in a battle to survive and emerge as the World Warrior.
Street Fighter is one of the most well-known and successful video game franchises to ever hit the market. It has sold over 40-Million software units since its initial arcade release by Capcom in 1987 and is credited with establishing many of the conventions of the one-on-one fighting genre.
The series still remains one of the most popular Capcom video game franchises of all time, behind only Resident Evil and Monster Hunter respectively. It has also amassed a cult following of passionate fans from all corners of the globe since it debuted all those years ago.
This will not be the first time that Street Fighter has been adapted for other media forms. There have also been a slew of animated series and films that include Street Fighter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li starring Kristin Kreuk.
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