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Shailene Woodley rules herself out of Divergent TV series

Shailene Woodley is "not necessarily interested" in starring in the Divergent TV series.

The sci-fi franchise was due to conclude with Ascendant, which was previously set for a June 2017 theatrical release, but Lionsgate are now planning to wrap up the action fantasy series by airing the fourth and final film on the small screen.


While Shailene, who stars as Tris in the films Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant, had previously hinted she would be open to appearing in the spin-off, she now appears to have ruled herself out of the series.


"Last I heard they were trying to make it into a television show," she told Screen Rant. "I didn't sign up to be in a television show. Out of respect to the studio and everyone involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I'm not necessarily interested in doing a television show."


It remains to be seen what will happen to Shailene's character Tris in the television series. One person who is more positive about a potential return to the story in its new format is her co-star Miles Teller, who played Peter in the first three films.


"When we all signed on for the first one we had every intention of finishing it theatrically. We signed on for x amount of movies and you take that all into consideration," he previously said.


"We wanted to see that storyline finish. You know, it's moving into a different format. So who knows? We all really enjoyed that time we spent together and those characters."


It was previously claimed that the poor box office performance of the Allegiant prompted chiefs to rethink their release strategy.


And speaking to investors last month (Aug16), Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer admitted that the company may have rushed Allegiant to cinemas.


"Maybe we rushed the third movie a bit instead of taking our time with it," he said. "We wanted to hit a date."