When news broke a few weeks ago that the Divergent film franchise was, um, diverging from its planned theatrical release and heading to TV screens... - From Entertainment Weekly's EW.com
Speaking to Variety at the premiere of his new movie War Dogs, Teller revealed that he has no idea whether he’ll reprise his role as the self-serving Peter in the upcoming TV movie — and he himself was caught by surprise when he learned that the Divergent finale wouldn’t be hitting theaters.
Originally, Lionsgate had planned to release four films based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling young-adult trilogy, splitting the final novel, Allegiant, into two movies.
But after the third movie debuted in March to tepid reviews and disappointing box office receipts, it was revealed that the studio planned to skip releasing the final installment in theaters.
Instead, the plan is to debut it as a TV movie, with the hopes of launching a spinoff TV series with new characters and actors.
The final Divergent movie, Ascendant, was originally supposed to hit theaters on June 9, 2017, with Age of Adaline director Lee Toland Krieger behind the camera.