The Starz Original series Ash Vs. Evil Dead began production this month in New Zealand on the 10-episode Season 1 of the half-hour series 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. Ash Vs. Evil Dead is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on Starz in fall 2015.
Bruce 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 in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash's loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones 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.
Sam Raimi is directing the first episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead that he wrote with Ivan Raimi, Craig DiGregorio and Tom Spezialy. Raimi will also serve as executive producer, with Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell along with Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam and Chloe Smith will serve as producers. Take a look at the first photo released from the set, which features Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell standing with the iconic 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Ash drove in all of the Evil Dead films: