Fans have been clamoring for more Evil Dead for years, and now they are mere months away from seeing that dream fulfilled.
Several months ago cable channel Starz surprised everyone by announcing that it was moving forward with a new original series entitled Ash vs Evil Dead that would see Bruce Campbell return to the role of Ash from the Evil Dead films. While everyone had hoped for a movie, that would only run for 90 minutes to two hours, instead you’re getting 10 hours of Ash Williams kicking dead butts.
Even better, this is currently being referred to as “season 1,” so there is a definite implication that there could be even more down the road.
Although we don’t know the official date of the debut as of yet, Starz released the first teaser post and trailer for the series today. Not a whole lot can be discerned from either other than the chainsaw and “boom stick” are definitely shown off.
Check out the official synopsis below and start counting down the days until this fall.
Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past.