The Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell cult favorite, Evil Dead, is getting resurrected for another go around…this time out as a new cable series.
Monday Starz announced it was reteaming with director Sam Raimi and Evil Dead series star Bruce Campbell for their new original series, Ash Vs. Evil Dead. The Starz Original series will be 10 half hour episodes and will see Campbell return to the role that made him a star. The series’ plot is described as follows: 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. 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,” said Sam Raimi in the Starz Press Release.
Along with Campbell back in the titular role, Raimi will be sitting in the director’s chair for at least the first episode. The film series spawned two sequels and a 2013 rebooted that grossed $97 million worldwide.
“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 Bruce Campbell.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead is scheduled to premiere on Starz in 2015.