Horror franchises don’t die, they live on and on and on in the form of sequels, prequels and I guess, now TV series. With the arrival of Adam Wingard’s soft reboot last year, Blair Witch. Original creator Eduardo Sanchez says there’s a new attempt to make a follow up to the original Blair Witch Project on TV.
“For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show,’” he said, adding that “you can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes.”
“I think that the idea of a ‘Blair Witch’ anthology has always been very — just a really interesting thing,” continued Sánchez. “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 was forthcoming with the ideas and possibilities circling Blair Witch’s future, probably in an attempt to reassure fans that the franchise isn’t dead just yet. The original was created on a budget of $60,000 and made an astonishing $250 Million worldwide, in fact, it’s a surprise there aren’t at least five sequels already. It must mean Sanchez closely guards the project and really cares about the world and its mythology. Wingard’s sequel of sorts was met with a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes, it did make it a profit and it’s not a complete sham, but a respectable effort.