Capcom's Street Fighter franchise is in development as a live action TV series with producer Mark Gordon's Entertainment One, according to Deadline. The planned series will be executive produced by Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella, and Mark Wooding, who produced the live-action Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist web-series.
The series will focus on Street Fighter's core World Warriors tournament storyline that pits fighters from around the globe against each other in hand-to-hand combat. The video game franchise has been adapted several times, including multiple animated projects and two separate live action films.
“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 Gordon. “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.”
“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.