It’s been twenty long years since we first met Ash, and now he’s back fighting the Evil Dead.
Ash vs Evil Dead will air this fall on Starz, with a 10-episode season at half an hour a piece, with much anticipation from fans of the franchise.
Bruce Campbell will reprise his role as Ash, an aging stock boy and lothario, who also happens to be a chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has avoided 30 years of dealing with the evil dead. He's forced, however, to jump into action when a Deadite plague threatens the world.
Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Salem, and Spartacus) stars as Ruby, a mysterious character who blames Ash for the plague, and Ray Santiago (Touch) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, who becomes Ash’s sidekick in monster hunting and ass kicking.
Sam Raimi, the genius behind the original franchise, is directing the first episode of the series and will also serve as executive producer.
Check out the new, and bloody good, teaser below:
And in even more exciting news, Entertainment Weekly has released pages from the Necronomicon, that irritating book that just won’t leave Ash alone.
Bruce Campbell recently starred in USA spy hit Burn Notice, but is best known for his iconic role as Ash in Evil Dead. Raimi and Campbell have worked together many times, with Campbell appearing in the background of all three Raimi-directed Spider-Man movies, starring Tobey Maguire.
Entertainment Weekly thankfully has intel and pictures from the show, and an interview with Campebell and Raimi.
When asked what Ash has been up to since the last installment, Campbell quips “Not much!”
“He was perfectly happy doing basically nothing: telling lies about how he lost his hand in bars late at night. That was his MO. So, he’s not really the guy who should be dealing with this right now.”
That’s our boy.
It’s great to have the dim-witted reluctant lothario back on our screens again, and the set photo shows this series will be one to watch for fans of the franchise, and fans of Campbell.
Well, PopWrappers, excited about the upcoming Evil Dead installment? And isn’t everything better when it stars Bruce Campbell? We’d love to hear your thoughts.