The Blair Witch Project is headed to the small screen, nearly two decades after the cult classic was released in theaters. Back in October, the 1999 film's co-director Eduardo Sanchez essentially spoke the TV adaptation into existence on the Diminishing Returns podcast when he explained why The Blair Witch would translate well to television.
When asked if the premise of a series could revolve around found-footage or a prequel, Sanchez appeared to tip his hand a bit, hinting that his idea for the show was somewhat aligned with the interviewer's thought process. "I think that the idea of a Blair Witch anthology has always been very – just a really interesting thing. You’re close," he said, per Slashfilm. "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."
Deadline then confirmed a Blair Witch Project series will be developed by Lionsgate through their newly branded digital content business Studio L, which has also set its sights on a series adaptation for the 2005 film Waiting, starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris.