One of the most popular video games of all time is getting a TV adaptation. Street Fighter is being developed by eOne, with web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’s Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding executive producing.
The series will draw on the game’s World Warrior story-arc, introduced in the 1991’s Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, 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.
Since its first arcade version in 1987, Capcom’s Street Fighter franchise has sold over 40 million software games and 500,000 arcade games.
“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 Yoshinori Ono, Capcom Executive Producer for Street Fighter. “They have the credentials to help us launch a faithful adaptation of Street Fighter as a major TV series.”
The game was famously made into two feature films. The widely panned Street Fighter, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme was released in 1994. It was followed by 2009’s unsuccessful Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li.
Despite those misses, the property has been popular in animation, with several adaptations taking place around the world.
Will you watch a Street Fighter TV series?