Remember back in May when Allegiant bowed to a $29 million opening weekend and the CEO of Lionsgate (the Dream Team behind the Divergent series films) said, “Yeah, our movie is the worst”? Me neither, but it happened! Well, now it seems they entire Lionsgate team has swallowed their Kool-Aid pride and taken the big hint from audiences everywhere, because the Divergent finale, Ascendant, is skipping theaters and going straight to the original home box office, cable, where it will await its fate.
The decision came in the nick of time, as shooting was originally scheduled to begin this summer. But common sense prevailed.
Now, the series will look to conclude its storyline with Ascendant before beginning a run as a TV spinoff. No final details as available as this has yet to be picked up by anyone. Common sense is in abundance today. No word on whether the original cast (Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtenay, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, etc.) will reprise their roles for the made for TV flick.
Thus concludes the last chapter in what is truly my least favorite teen, dystopian, Edwardian, futuristic, film series based off books, ever. May it rest in pieces.