'My uncle was a shaman. When I was a kid, he would always say Evil was lurking in the shadows.' It's here! We have an all-new trailer for Ash Vs. Evil Dead, which arrives shortly after the new poster debuted this past week. Ash Vs. Evil Dead is set to debut Saturday, October 31 with a Halloween premiere that will blow the doors of the spooky holiday. Bruce Campbell returns as Ash Williams, along with his new partners in crime, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell.
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. The 10-episode first season features Campbell 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 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.
Bruce Campbell teased last month that the TV series may spawn more Evil Dead movies, but he also revealed earlier this year that the show has a five-season plan. That is surely contingent on how many viewers tun in for the 10-episode Season 1, but if Starz does renew the show after this first season, it may be quite a long wait for new movies.
The series star also serves as an executive producer on the series along with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Craig DiGregorio, who will serve as the showrunner. Sam Raimi directed the first episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, from a pilot script that he wrote with Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy. Take a look at the latest sneak peek, along with the new poster, and stay tuned for more on Ash Vs. Evil Dead.