While the cinematic side of Comic-Con 2015 offered up some truly spectacular movie trailers, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, it was the extended trailer for Ash Vs. Evil Dead that truly stole the show on the TV side of things. While that sneak peek footage was made available shortly after it's Hall H debut, we now have the rest of the Q&A panel that goes along with it! And it's a very fun ride with an iconic team of horror maestros.
Producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and stars Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless all showed up to help promote Ash vs. Evil Dead, which is currently in production in New Zealand. The long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead is set to premiere on Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM ET/PT. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer and showrunner. 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 LawlessLucy Lawless (Salem, Spartacus) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (Touch, Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash's loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and 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.
Raimi directed the first episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead that he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), and Tom Spezialy ("Chuck," "Reaper," "Desperate Housewives"). Raimi also serves as executive producer, with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, "Spartacus," Xena: Warrior Princess") and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, "Burn Notice") along with Craig DiGregorio ("Workaholics," "Chuck") who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi serves as co-executive producer and Aaron Lam ("Spartacus") and Chloe Smith ("Spartacus") serve as producers. Take a look at the full panel, and if you missed it, we also have the first extend trailer for you to watch again!