Street Fighter is getting the TV treatment courtesy of production company Entertainment One (eOne), Deadline reports.
The team behind this new series will be headed by Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding, who already made live-action web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist in 2014 (pictured above).
In partnership with Capcom, the series will be based on the story of 1991’s Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior and focus on Chun-Li, Guile, Ken and Ryu as they try to take M. Bison down.
President and CCO for film, television and digital at eOne Mark Gordon commented: “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. We are thrilled to be teaming up with Joey, Jacqueline and Mark, who are already so deeply connected to this brand, to bring this adored story to television audiences everywhere. 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.”
Yoshinori Ono, Capcom’s executive producer for Street Fighter, added: “After a long search, guided by the team behind Assassin’s Fist, we are delighted to be partnering with a company with the outstanding TV experience of Mark Gordon and eOne. They have the credentials to help us launch a faithful adaptation of Street Fighter as a major TV series.”