Huge news for Evil Dead fans! The cable network Starz, has given the green light for a television series based on Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise! The show will make its debut in 2015, and the best part is that Bruce Campbell will reprise the role of ‘Ash.’ The show will be called, Ash vs. Evil Dead.
Campbell reprises his role as the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last three decades 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. – THR
There will be 10 episodes that will be a half-hour in length. Sam Raimi will direct the pilot. Raimi and his brother, Ivan along with Tom Spezialy, will write the pilot. Carmi Zlotnik, the managing director of Starz said, “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.”
Sam Raimi said, “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.”
This is friggin’ awesome. I’m so pumped for this, how about you?