– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Blair Witch will be heading from the big screen to the small screen, Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of the original Blair Witch Project film, revealed to the podcast Diminishing Returns (via Bloody Disgusting).

Here’s what Sanchez had to say:

“For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show.’ You can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes.”

As far as what type of show it could be, he didn’t specify, but he did seem to lean slightly towards the anthology side of things…perhaps it could be something that’s more season-length in its anthological storytelling (not unlike American Horror Story)?

Sanchez continued:

“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.”

The last film in the franchise, Blair Witch, was directed by Adam Wingard, and lashed by critics, but it still managed to make a hefty $45 million off its $5 million budget, so that’s still a huge success, even if many fans didn’t like it. But is a TV show the next best way to go?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: Diminishing Returns (via Bloody Disgusting)

  • Wild Dreams

    It’s fitting that this was discussed on a podcast called diminishing returns lol nothing they come up with will be on par with the first movie, it should’ve ended there tbh.

  • Lenin1959

    I liked the first movie and absolutely loved how the documentary on the dvd and blu-ray actually changes the way I watched the feature film. It turned the Blair Witch into a tragic character and about who actually killed the kids in the house (not the students, the kids decades before the students started their movie project). I was no longer sure it was the man they executed as the killer…

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.