New live-action Street Fighting is on the way to your screen.
Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella, and Mark Wooding — the team behind the live-action web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist — is now on board with eOne to produce a new live-action Street Fighter television series, this time based on the events of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Ansah wrote and directed their prior 12-episode live-action web series and Wooding and Quella produced it for Machinima; it proved to be a quite popular transition of the Street Fighter setting and characters to live-action — something the big screen movies haven’t pulled off yet.
Mark Gordon — eOne’s President and Chief Content Officer for film, television and digital — spoke to Deadline Hollywood about the project:
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.
Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono — Street Fighter executive producer — added this:
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.
Stay tuned for more info as to when we can expect to see this new series arrive on our TV screens.