Ash vs Evil Dead - First Look - Zombie of the Week

Posted by The Daily Zombies Friday, April 3, 2015

Dead yet? Ash Williams and the Evil Deadites returns in the small screen with Ash vs Evil Dead, courtesy of Starz, this Fall. Here's our First Look at the much-anticipated return of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell at the unlikely horror franchise that they unwittingly created back in 1981 with the classic cult film Evil Dead. 

Here at The Daily Zombies, our undead adoration for Sam Raimi's 1981 all-time classic cult horror film, Evil Dead, goes way beyond documented. While we eventually felt disappointed with the 2013 remake that promoted itself as "The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience," it only served to remind us of the truth that the unique feel and substance of the film that eventually grew to became a three-film franchise can never be emulated... but perhaps only be continued. Along came the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con where Sam Raimi announced the TV series set to continue the undead saga with the now aged (but nonetheless sharp as ever before Bruce Campbell) returning to the role that launched his career back in 1981, Ash Williams, the ass-kicking, wisecracking chainsaw-armed one-man-army.

Now confirmed with the title, "Ash vs Evil Dead", the ten-episode first season of the series will depict an aged Ash who is still avoiding his responsibility and the terrors of the Evil Dead after three long decades. With Raimi himself directing the first episode, Craig DiGregorio, whom credits ranged from Chuck to Workaholics, will be the showrunner of the series. In addition to Campbell, another longtime partner of Raimi will also be joining the cast. Xena herself, Lucy Lawless, will be joining the cast along with Jill Marie Jones, Ray Santiago, and Dana De Lorenzo. 

While the teaser trailer is nothing more than a reveal of the same poster image, it does certainly worth your 15 minutes. 

And here is the premiere promotional poster released.

Here's the official synopsis for the new series:

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 (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) 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, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past.

Starring Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Jill Marie Jones, Ray Santiago, and Dana De Lorenzo, Ash vs Evil Dead is currently scheduled to premiere on Starz this Fall. 


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