TV and film production company Entertainment One and Capcom are partnering up to produce a live-action Street Fighter TV series, and the team behind it actually has solid credentials when it comes to producing live-action Street Fighter series.
A couple of years ago Joey Ansah, Jacquelin Quella, and Mark Wooding released Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, a live-action adaptation of Street Fighter that was, for once, well-received by fans and became a hit on Youtube. According to Deadline, that’s the team behind the new TV series, along with Entertainment One, which has helped produce films in the Insidious film series, as well as TV shows like Hell on Wheels, Growing Up Hip Hop, and Chopped Canada.
“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,” said longtime Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono. “They have the credentials to help us launch a faithful adaptation of Street Fighter as a major TV series.”
According to Deadline, the series will follow the plot of Street Fighter II with Ryu, Ken, Guile, and Chun-Li as its protagonists. M. Bison, of course, is the big bad (prediction: Akuma kills M. Bison at the end after Ryu goes the entire season without using a continue and getting three perfect victories). This was originally the plot of the Assassin’s Fist team’s next series Street Fighter: World Warrior, so it’s likely that project was subsumed into this TV series.
Hopefully, it will be good. At its worst, it will likely be yet another terrible live-action Street Fighter series. But it can’t be worse than The Legend of Chun-Li, right?