Bruce Campbell won't be fighting Deadites alone in the upcoming Starz TV show sequel Ash Vs. Evil Dead. The horror series from producer and director Sam Raimi has locked down 2 very different sidekicks for Ashley as he returns with his chainsaw hand to fight of supernatural forces. Meet Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo, Bruce Campbell supporting duo!
Ash Vs. Evil Dead has gone straight to series, and will premiere on Starz sometime in late 2015. Bruce Campbell is reprising his role as Ash, a stock boy and aging lothario who must return to his monster-hunting ways. He has spent the last three decades avoiding any responsibility, his own maturity and most important of all, the Evil Dead. But a Deadite plague soon threatens to destroy all of humanity, forcing Ashley to face his own demons, both literally and figuratively speaking. Destiny, it seems, is not yet ready to loosen this hero from its deadly grip.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead will consist of ten half-hour episodes. Ray Santiago, who is best known for his turn on Dexter and can next be seen in the indie comedy thriller Suburban Gothic, will co-star as Pablo Simon Bolivar, described as 'an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash's loyal sidekick, a Sancho Panza to Ash's Don Quixote. Pablo believes in Ash's heroism even if Ash himself doesn't.'
Dana DeLorenzo, who has had memorable turns on the TV series Sullivan & Son and Californication, as well as having appeared in the cult favorites A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, will play Kelly Maxwell. She is described as 'a moody wild child trying to outrun her past. Reluctantly dragged into the fight against Evil with Ash and Pablo, Kelly finds a different kind of family with her fellow Deadite slayers.'
Ash Vs. Evil Dead begins shooting in New Zealand this spring. Sam Raimi is set to direct the first episode, which he co-wrote with his brother Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy. He will set the tone for other directors to come in and finish the next nine episodes. Though, it hasn't been ruled out that he will return to direct more episodes.