Without doubt, “Evil Dead” is one of the most beloved classic 80’s horror films, and it’s hard to not get excited knowing that soon, thanks to the “Starz!” channel, we will see the continuation of the battle between Ash Williams and the deadites in “Ash Vs Evil Dead”
We just got some more details about the series and the cast and we wanted to shared them with you:
From the press release: ASH VS EVIL DEAD a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Also adding some Latino flavor to the show as Ash’s sidekick, Pablo, is Puerto Rican actor Ray Santiago, who has appeared on hit television shows “Bad Judge,” “Touch,” “Raising Hope” and “Dexter.” ASH VS EVIL DEAD will debut this fall on STARZ!
“Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.
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, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and 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.
Raimi directed the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead” that he wrote with Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. Raimi also serves as executive producer, with Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell along with Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi co-executive produces and Aaron Lam and Chloe Smith serve as producers.
Fun fact: If you want to show someone the difference between a true “Evil Dead” fan and a poser that just tries to shun others (specially dissing the Fede Alvarez’s remake) make a reference to the chainsaw and the boomstick… Is like the Hockey mask test for the Friday 3th franchise.