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The wildly popular video game franchise Street Fighter has a brand-new adaptation on the way. Deadline reports that a brand-new version of the the Street Fighter world is entering the arena. Entertainment One & Mark Gordon are set to produce a new television show about the legendary fighting game. The series will focus on the story from Street Fighter II, and the “World Warrior” fighting tournament. Popular fighters Ryu, Ken, Guile, and Chun-Li will serve as protagonists, working together to fight M. Bison.

The show will also haveJoey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding executive produce the show. These three created Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, the successful web series. Assassin’s Fist received rave reviews and tons of views upon its 2014 release. Fans of the games were far happier with Assassin’s Fist than with the 1994 film.

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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 Mark Gordon, eOne’s President and Chief Content Officer, 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.”

“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.

This series is one of the first big TV shows to come from Gordon’s time with eOne. Other projects from Entertainment One include Mary Kills People, Hell on Wheels, and Private Eyes.

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