In the very definition of teasing, Starz released a 15-second motion graphic teaser that surrounds our titular hero in the woods with a chainsaw to the sky and a boomstick in hand. While there’s no real footage shown here, it’s a simple reminder that this fall, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are going to unleash what will surely be some of the best television of the year with Ash vs. Evil Dead. Groovy!
The first season of the show will feature 10 half-hour episodes and is set to premiere on Starz in late 2015.
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 in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Jill Marie Jones 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 as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past.
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