It’s becoming more and more common for popular movies to find a new audience on television. While some are better than others, co-director Eduardo Sanchez—who helmed the original Blair Witch Project in 1999—is hoping to bring this terrifying story to the small screen. There have even been some rumors that the show will be an anthology series, bringing in a new director for each episode to tell a unique story, like Showtime’s Masters of Horror, which ran for two seasons from 2005 to 2007.
In a recent episode of Diminishing Returns, Sanchez revealed his intentions to pursue the series, saying:
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.
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.
Although the show probably won’t incorporate Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch movie from last year—which I thought was unfairly maligned and actually ended up being an interesting sequel—there’s a lot of life left in the Blair Witch lore, and the right group of directors could do something great with the character. My only concern, ironically, is Eduardo Sanchez. If you look at the films he’s directed after Blair Witch Project, they’re all…kind of terrible. His segment in V/H/S/2 was interesting, but none of his features have lived up the potential of that debut, and it almost seems like The Blair Witch Project‘s greatness was a one-time deal.
That said, if Sanchez lets other directors take the reins creatively, there’s no reason why a Blair Witch TV show couldn’t be an awesome new show.
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