Eduardo Sanchez, one of the original co-creators of “The Blair Witch Project,” has revealed that a potential “Blair Witch” TV series is in the works.
Appearing recently on the Diminishing Returns podcast (via Screen Rant), Sanchez talked about the rumblings of a potential series to revitalize the franchise in a way Adam Wingard’s film “Blair Witch” last year failed to do so. However he was vague on the details of just what the show would be about and if it would have an anthology style with standalone episodes:
“For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say ‘Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show and you can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes. I can’t really discuss [it]. I think that the idea of a Blair Witch anthology has always been very – just a really interesting thing. You’re close. You’re in the ballpark. You know, and I think it might be one of those things that might be – you know? The more you think about it, you’re like ‘That might be the perfect… a TV show. You know?’ So, we’ll see what happens, but I think that’s the next big thing for Blair Witch. Probably TV.”
Sanchez adds that Lionsgate owns the franchise rights and so they’re the ones calling the shots. Both he a co-creator Daniel Myrick came up with a detailed mythology for their original microbudget indie film so there’s plenty of leftover material that could be exploited by a series.