The Blair Witch Project was without a doubt a hit when it first came to theaters. The sequels…not so much. Could a TV series help the franchise?
Original Blair Witch co-creator Eduardo Sanchez recently revealed that a possible Blair Witch TV series is in the works, bringing Elly Kedward and her scary stick figures from the big screen to the small.
Appearing recently on the Diminishing Returns podcast, The Blair Witch Project co-director Eduardo Sanchez revealed that there have been rumblings about a potential Blair Witch TV series that would help revitalize the franchise. Sanchez was vague on just what the show would be about and whether it would serve more as a prequel delving into the Blair Witch history or be a continuation similar to the recent Blair Witch film:
Sanchez: “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”.
Diminishing Returns: Would you see that as an anthology thing with prequel episodes or would it all be found-footage stuff?
Sanchez: “Well, you know. I can’t really discuss. 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 goes on to clarify that Lionsgate is the one calling the shots since they hold the rights to the franchise. But the indication here is that a Blair Witch TV series is a distinct possibility.
The film itself has a very rich mythos that the sequels have tried to work out but perhaps a small screen venture would make a follow up movie even more drool worthy for some fans.
More news as it develops.
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