Bruce Campbell Has Returned As Ash!
So a while back it was announced that Starz, jumping on the produce your own contect chain that was started by HBO and , Showtime, and Netflix, would be producing an Evil Dead show called Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell would be producing and Sam Raimi would direct the pilot episode. So naturally we’re curious as to what Ash has been doing since he returned back home and brutally slayed a which that dared try to tear down S-Mart. Campbell answered quite simply.
“Not much! He was perfectly happy doing basically nothing: telling lies about how he lost his hand in bars late at night. That was basically his MO. So, he’s not really the guy who should be dealing with this right now. But…he is. He’s our guy!”
Raimi decided to divulge a little more detail. “He’s also the guy who yet again is accidentally responsible for unleashing the evil dead back upon the world. “He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits and he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.”
“It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem,” adds Campbell of the newest chapter in the Evil Dead saga. “I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with Ash and take on this nemesis: this never ending, ever evolving nemesis.”
The premise for the show is as follows:
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.
While I’m excited that to see Ash Vs. Evil Dead on a channel that can’t neuter it with a PG-13 rating I’m kind of worried about it being on Starz, also because I don’t have Starz…who does? So I’ll have to find a way to check it out, but nonetheless, I am excited to see what this premise can do in a TV format.
You can check out the teaser trailer below: