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STREET FIGHTER: Live-action TV Series in the Works from eOne

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Street Fighter TV Show In The Works

A live-action version of the Street Fighter video game is being made into a television series. The Street Fighter TV series will created by Entertainment One (eOne). This new TV series has the full support of Capcom. Capcom Executive Producer for Street Fighter Yoshinori Ono had this to say: “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.”

That Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist team is comprised of Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella, and Mark Wooding. Lauded for its faithfulness, the Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist team’s previous 12-episode series, which aired on YouTube, garnered 16 million views.

With the backing of eOne and Capcom, the new TV series will be the highest-end TV incarnation of Street Fighter-to-date. The storyline for the new series was released with Street Fighter, TV series announcement.

Street Fighter‘s plot synopsis: “Street Fighter the series will draw on the game’s World Warrior story-arc — introduced in the 1991 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior sequel to the original game — as the jumping off point, centering on four protagonists: Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun-Li. Together, they fight to take down M. Bison, the evil mastermind who runs Shadaloo, a global criminal organization. Though on different journeys, our heroes’ paths will cross as they are drawn into the World Warrior Tournament, a competition devised by M. Bison to find the most powerful and capable fighter in the world. On the journey they come to share, they must draw on their strength, skills, intelligence and loyalty in a battle to survive and emerge as the World Warrior.”

I like the familiarity of the new Street Fighter TV show storyline, the characters they chose to include in it, and who they chose to exclude but it will all come down to the groundedness of series. Will the viewer get Batman Begins or will they get Batman Forever?

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