Hey guys, Jana here,
For years, fans of the cult horror film franchise ‘The Evil Dead‘ may have uttered Ash’s line, “You bastards, why are you torturing me like this? Why?” when we hear rumblings of new films in the works. Starz has made an announcement today that will breathe new life into the dead series. We told you earlier that the premium channel was looking at the films as inspiration for an adaptation to series.
Starz furthered their commitment to ensuring the fans will turn in and keep coming back. Sam Raimi was responsible for not only directing, but writing the feature films that include 1981’s ‘The Evil Dead‘, ‘The Evil Dead 2‘ and ‘Army of Darkness‘, and now he’s signed on to the series. Returning in the pivotal role of Ash is none other than Bruce FREAKING Campbell! The 10-episode series titled ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead‘ brings Campbell back to the party! I mean the dude has a chainsaw for a hand, he would have a lot of trouble working at ‘The Gap’, so monster hunting is the next logical step.
The series logline is 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.
“Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on Spartacus, and we are thrilled to be back in business with them,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “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.”
“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.
“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. “STARZ has always been a great creative partner and we are excited to be working with them on this project,” said Robert Tapert. We’re going to have to wait until 2015 for the debut episode directed by Raimi on Starz, but “Join us….”.