Capcom has closed a deal with Canadian production company Entertainment One to develop, finance, and produce a live-action Street Fighter television series.
As reported by Deadline, Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding - the team behind live-action web series Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist - have been commissioned to executive produce the series.
Written and directed by Ansah, the 12-episode web-series generated 16 million viewers during its 2014 release. It was produced for Machinima by Wooding and Quella.
"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 Mark Gordon, eOne's president and chief content officer for film, television and digital.
"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."
Inspired by Street Fighter II: World Warrior, the series is one of the first major new TV projects at eOne since Gordon moved into his current role.
"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," said Yoshinori Ono, Street Fighter executive producer. "They have the credentials to help us launch a faithful adaptation of Street Fighter as a major TV series."