So We’re Getting an Evil Dead TV Series Starring BRUCE CAMPBELL
Raised from the dead by the Necremakeicon.
Evil Dead will rise from the grave again—this time, thanks to Starz. The premium network will bring Sam Raimi and producing partner Rob Tapert back together with none other than Bruce Campbell as the series’ main character, Ash. Groovy.
The press release from Starz says that the show will continue the story of the Evil Dead films in ten half-hour episodes:
The STARZ Original series officially titled “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes. Bruce 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.
Campbell added, “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.”
Or, in summary: “We are Starz, and this… is our boom stick.”
Ash Vs. Evil Dead has a TBD start date at some point in 2015 with the first episode directed by Raimi himself, and the entire series was written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. With the original team back together, fans are going to be expecting a lot out of this series, so it had better deliver—especially because as with any reboot, there are likely to be hordes calling for its doom.
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