One of Capcom's longest-running franchises will soon be making the jump to live-action TV. Capcom recently announced that they've teamed up with Entertainment One and producer Mark Gordon to bring Street Fighter to television. Additionally, the team behind the 2014 web series Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will serve as executive producers.
The story will draw inspiration from Street Fighter II and the World Warrior plot, focusing primarily on Ryu, Ken, Guile, and Chun-Li as protagonists. These four fighters will team up to battle against M. Bison, the evil mastermind behind the Shadaloo criminal organization.
"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." — Mark Gordon
Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono praised the team that has been assembled for this project and promised a "faithful adaptation" of the 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. They have the credentials to help us launch a faithful adaptation of Street Fighter as a major TV series." — Yoshinori Ono
No details have been released regarding when and where the series will debut, but we'll be on the lookout for updates. Are you excited to see how Street Fighter translates into television?