Ash Vs. Evil Dead to Reunite Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell at Starz

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Starz is getting into the Ash-kicking business.

The network announced today that it has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, a followup to the horror-movie franchise The Evil Dead.

Bruce Campbell, star of the original 1981 flick, will reprise his role of “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,” according to the network.

Ash Vs. Evil Dead will follow the title character as he goes back to the gory grind after “a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind.”

The Evil Dead director Sam Raimi (Rake, Spartacus: War of the Damned) and longtime partner Rob Tapert will serve as executive producers, with Raimi also directing the pilot.

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 Raimi, in a release.

Are you excited to see Ash continue his adventures? Sound off in the comments!

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16 Comments
  1. DL says:

    This made my day! Love Campbell, love Raimi, love Evil Dead. I will definitely be tuning in to this one.

  2. Leon says:

    So no movie but a series… Ok, thrill me detective…

  3. alistaircrane says:

    Very excited. It’s been what, 21 years since Army of Darkness? Can’t wait to see what happens in this show!

  4. Beyonder says:

    This should have been done 10 years ago and we should be on season 11 right now.

    • jag says:

      Good point but at least it will happen. Thisv will make the dabbler Constantine like a moron and a sidekick of a sideckick.

  5. Jeremy Wilhm says:

    But which ending of Army of Darkness are they going to use as the springboard for the new series?????!??? Does it pick up from the S-Mart ending or the “Overslept the apocalypse” ending….Hmmmmm

  6. joe says:

    give me some sugar

  7. topoopon says:

    Groovy!

  8. EVERY version of Evil Dead that came after the first movie has been, in one way or another, a reboot/remake of the original movie. Evil Dead 2 was a minor remake of Evil Dead, Army of Darkness was a more considerable remake of both of them, and the most recent movie was an even more considerable reboot of what came before. Will the Evil Dead series, consequently, be a remake/reboot of the whole thing?

  9. This is the first I read of the episodes only being 30 minutes long. That’s disapointing.

    • johnhelvete says:

      If Sam Raimi feels the story that he and the other writers want to tell in season 1 is only about 5 hours, than why add a bunch of filler to make ten 50 minute episodes instead of ten half hour episodes? Though he could have decided to make 5 hour long episodes.

  10. stop the world. this is the coolest end

  11. Robert Lange says:

    Ash ROCKS!
    Awesome! Great for Bruce as he deserves to be a SUPERSTAR!

  12. Robb Spencer says:

    Who will be the music supervisor for Ash vs. evil dead??