With a second season in the works, Starz is upping the ante by announcing that they’ve added both Lee Majors (‘The Fall Guy’,’The Six Million Dollar Man’) and Ted Raimi (‘Spider-Man’,‘Xena: Warrior Princess‘) to the cast of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead‘! I’m sure Ted’s casting should be no surprise with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell serving as Executive Producers for the show but Majors is a fun and surprising addition.
Majors is set to play the role of Brock Williams. Yes, same last name as Ash as he is set to be Ashley’s father on the show. Hail to the King? Which one is going to be the King when Ash’s father is involved. I wonder if our lead character will still be full of bravado when around his dear old dad. Also, what Brock thinks of his son and what he has done with his life should prove to be highly entertaining.
Ted won’t be reprising his role as Fake Shemp from ‘The Evil Dead’, the Possessed Henrietta from ‘Evil Dead II’ or Sam from the ‘Evil Dead: Regeneration’ game. No, he’ll be a new character as Chet Kaminski and will play the part of Ash’s childhood best friend. It will be interesting to see if someone who grew up with Ash ended up being a manchild himself or is a bit embarrassed that the man he used to call best friend hasn’t evolved past a Freshmen college student.
I suspect that both of these new characters will prove to be both a thorn in Ash’s side as well as a blessing in disguise.
Are you happy to see Majors and Raimi attached to ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’? How do you think the character relationships will play out on screen? Share your thoughts below!
The second season of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes. The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.