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Team behind Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist team with Mark Gordon to produce all new Street Fighter television series

Story arc set to revolve around World Warrior and focus on Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun-Li

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 23, 2018 at 11:32 a.m. PDT • Comments: 54

Fans of 2014's Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist web series will be exuberant to hear today's news in that a new Street Fighter TV series is now being created by Entertainment One.

The central team behind Assassin's Fist, Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding, are slated to executive produce the new SF show under Producer Mark Gordon.

The story line will focus on Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior, which was the first of the SF2 series and only featured eight playable characters. The core characters will be Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile (no word yet on if Blanka, E. Honda, Zangief and Dhalsim will be incorporated) as they take on M. Bison and his henchmen.

This means we probably won't be seeing the likes of The New Challengers such as Fei-Long, Cammy, Dee-Jay and T-Hawk, though a successful run very well could lead to story expansion that would include such fighters.

"A particular strength of Street Fighter is the wide range of ethnically diverse characters and powerful women featured in the game," noted eOne's President and Chief Content Officer, Mark Gordon. "It will allow us to build an inclusive and engaging TV universe.”

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono also had some excited words of comment on the upcoming endeavor.

"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," remarked the Street Fighter Executive Producer.

Fighting game film and television adaptations have been very hit or miss in the past. Street Fighter's 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme live action film often regarded as "wonderfully awful" and Mortal Kombat's 1995 theatrical release was fun and fairly well received by avid fans, but nothing to really write home about.

Mortal Kombat's 1997 sequel, Annihilation, was deemed irredeemably bad, and various other film and television attempts to bring such franchises to the big and little screens have been relatively lukewarm at best.

With the team behind Assassin's Fist at the helm, the Street Fighter community can let their guard down a bit as they look forward to what very well could be the most respectable adaptation of the fighting game IP yet.

Source: Deadline. Thanks to Xykes and shinwar for the tips.

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