Starz has officially greenlit the television follow-up to “The Evil Dead” franchise! The television series will be called “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” and it reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.
Campbell is also signed on to reprise his iconic role as Ash. The series will feature 10 half-hour episodes airing sometimes tin 2015. He said,
“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.”
The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
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.
Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz, said,
“Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on ‘Spartacus,’ and we are thrilled to be back in business with them. With Sam writing and directing and Bruce Campbell returning to the screen, we are certain the show will give Evil Dead fans around the world the fix they’ve been craving.”
“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. 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.”
Raimi has signed on to direct the first episode. “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” was written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy. Raimi will also serve as executive producer, along with Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell. Ivan Raimi will co-executive Produce and Aaron Lam will serve as producer.