When Lionsgate announced its intention to make Ascendant, the final film in the Divergent series, a TV movie that would pave the way for a TV show, fans were more than a little worried that the actors from the films wouldn’t be interested in following the series to television.
Those worries, it turns out, were totally justified.
Shailene Woodley, who stars as Tris in the Divergent films, has become the latest actor from the franchise to say publicly that she would not be on board for a TV movie.
“From what I know, they want to proceed with a television show, which is not something that I signed up to do,” Woodley told E! News. “Out of respect to the whole scenario, there could be things that have changed, but I didn’t sign up to do a TV show.”
Woodley’s statement echoes that of costar, Miles Teller, who told The Hollywood Reporterin August that he hadn’t signed on to continue the Divergent story on television.
“At this point, it’s a different set of circumstances. We’ll see. I honestly haven’t talked to anybody,” he said. “We all signed on for it in hopes that it’d be released in theaters, and we all had every intention of finishing [the franchise].”