The Divergent is a movie series based on the Divergent Trilogy – three science fiction novels written by American novelist Veronica Roth: Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant.
The story is set in a postapocalyptic dystopian Chicago. This future society is organized in five factions one is relocated to when they are 16 years old and whose values they are expected to follow for the rest of their lives. Every attempt at independence is brutally suppressed.
Three movies have been released so far, in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. In total, the series grossed $765,409,015 on a $305 million production budget.
The creation of a fourth film is currently in limbo. Originally it was planned to cover the latter part of the third book, Allegiant. Its production is currently uncertain due to the third movie performing poorer than expected at the box office. At the moment production as a television film, as a feature film or the project being scrapped are all considered viable possibilities.
While we are waiting on the producers’ decision, let’s look at some Divergent trivia.