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article imageBruce Campbell returns as Ash in new ‘Evil Dead’ series

By Sarah Gopaul     Nov 11, 2014 in Entertainment
Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi reunite to bring cult-favourite ‘Evil Dead’ to the small screen next year in ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead.’
Rumours and wishes regarding the return of Evil Dead have swirled for years. But more than 20 years after the conclusion of the original trilogy (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness), fans are finally getting what they’ve always wanted. Starz has green lit the TV series, Ash vs. Evil Dead, which will continue the adventures of the cult horror comedy. Even more exciting is the creative team reuniting for the show.
Franchise director Sam Raimi will return as executive producer and will direct the pilot episode. He’s joined by long-time producing partner, Rob Tapert. But most importantly, Bruce Campbell will be reprising the role of Ash.
“I’m really excited to bring this series to the Evil Dead fans worldwide — it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor,” said Campbell.
The series will premiere in 2015 with 10 half-hour episodes and the description promises not much has changed at S-Mart. “Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 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.”
Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga,” said Raimi. “With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”
Starz previously collaborated with Raimi and Tapert on the equally bloody, but less comical Spartacus, which they executive produced.
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