The Final Divergent Film Won't Be In Theaters

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Pictured: Shailene Woodley as Tris in the first film.
The bad news: Divergent fans won't be seeing the series' final film in movie theaters. The good news: You didn't want to pay $20 for a tub of popcorn, anyway.

Variety reports that the fourth and final installment in the franchise, The Divergent Series: Ascendant, will be produced as a TV movie instead of a film like its predecessors. This could set up the Veronica Roth-penned YA saga as a potential TV series. It remains unclear whether or not Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort would return for the small-screen version.

Lionsgate, which produced the post-apocalyptic franchise, had no comment. Despite early buzz, the films failed to replicate Lionsgate's blockbuster success with The Hunger Games series. This year's Allegiant was deemed a box-office flop when it opened in the spring, bringing in just $29 million its first weekend.

Will fans see this as going out with a whimper instead of a bang? Or is the possibility of a TV series worth the cinema slight? This tweet kind of says it all.

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