What we know so far is that the series is officially titled ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ and the network has given the project a 10-episode half an hour long series order that is set to premiere in 2015. With Ash being back, we’ll also be seeing Bruce Campbell reprising the role that skyrocketed his B Movie popularity to ridiculous heights, but he’s not the only one returning!
Sam Raimi (‘Oz the Great and Powerful‘,’Drag Me to Hell’), the original director of the series, is set to return and has Rob Tapert still on board to produce. At the very least, we should be getting a lot of the feel from the original movies taken to a more modern time. Modern? Yes, Ash is back as an aged one handed character who has spent the last three decades trying to live the life of an aging bachelor. Only when a new Deadite plague is unleashed upon the world, he has to make a stand. He has to once again wield the chainsaw and boomstick that saved him before and must now save the entire world.
While Raimi isn’t directing the entire series he will be directing the pilot and has co-written the series with his brother Ivan (‘Darkman’,’Army of Darkness’) and Tom Spezialy (‘Chuck’,’Reaper’).
According to the Managing Director of Starz, Carmi Zlotnik:
“Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on Spartacus, and we are thrilled to be back in business with them. 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.”
Raimi chimed in with:
“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.”
Campbell couldn’t get away without throwing in his two cents as well:
“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.”
Personally I am looking forward to more ‘Evil Dead.’ Raimi’s directing history could be considered a bag of mixed nuts but anytime he has dipped his toe into horror, things have turned out to be a fun ride.
What about you, are you looking forward to a return to the world of the ‘Evil Dead’? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter