It was recently revealed by Deadline that Entertainment One along with Mark Gordon will be developing a live-action series based on the Street Fighter video game franchise. This comes off 2014’s web series Street Fighter: Assassins Fist was widely received by the video game community. With Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding from Assassins Fist also serving as executive producers on the upcoming series.
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.
Other attempts have been made to adapt the Street Fighter video games which included Street Fighter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li starring Kristin Kreuk. However, Street Fighter: Assassins Fist is still considered the most faithful adaption to date.
Yoshinori Ono, Capcom Executive Producer for Street Fighter added “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,”
It’s unknown if Street Fighter will be on network television or a streaming platform at this time