I guess you can say that this started off being a rumor after one of the directors of 1999’s ‘The Blair Witch Project’, Eduardo Sanchez, threw some hints during an interview last year on the Diminishing Returns podcast.
“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.”
Nearly after 2 decades after the original, it is officially confirmed that ‘The Blair Witch Project’ is becoming a TV series and is being developed by Lionsgate apart of their new studio brand, Studio L. With all the other new female-driven television series on air right now, ‘The Blair Witch Project’ is just another one to add to the queue.
Studio L. is also working on some film production partnerships with Buzzfeed and The Onion while creating a TV adaptation of ‘Waiting’, originally starring Anna Faris and Ryan Reynolds.
The series is set to explore the mythology of Elly Kedward, the woman believed to be the witch, who was killed in 1785 for the practicing of witchcraft. Maybe we’ll finally know the truth behind the real Blair Witch.