While Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s Ash vs. Evil Dead still feels too good to be true, today’s first official look at the Starz series proves that Ash is back in a big, bad and bloody way. The Evil Dead tandem sat down with EW and dished out some new details on the show. “He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits,” Raimi tells EW. “And he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.”
“It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem,” Campbell added. “I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with Ash and take on this nemesis: this never ending, ever evolving nemesis.” Now that we’ve finally seen our first good look at Ash vs. Evil Dead, I’d imagine the flood gates will open and we’ll be seeing plenty more in the coming months, so keep an eye here!
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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