Deadline has reported that a Mark Gordon (Entertainment One) is set to “develop, produce, and finance” a new TV series based on the Street Fighter franchise. Other executive producers on the project include Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella, and Mark Wooding.
Those who are unaware, Joey Ansah, Jacquieline Quella, and Mark Wooding were the team behind the Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist live-action web series. Entertainment One will be handling the international sales side of the project.
Mark Gordon had this to say 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,” said Mark Gordon, eOne’s President and Chief Content Officer, Film, Television and Digital. “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, executive producer for the Street Fighter game franchise, also had some thoughts about the project as well.
“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,” said Yoshinori Ono, Capcom Executive Producer for Street Fighter.
No other details about the project are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.