This year’s Comic-Con has delivered an endless amount of goodies to our desktops, but the moment we’ve been waiting for is the reveal of Starz’ Ash vs. Evil Dead trailer. Tonight it has finally arrived, and though I’d say the wait was worth it, that’d be a HUGE understatement.
It’s been over 20 years since Bruce Campbell last played Ash Williams, and with Evil Dead getting a remake back in 2013, it’d seemed we’d never see him slap on the chainsaw-hand again. That’s why it feels so surreal to even be writing this post right now, because it’s literally one that’s two decades in the making.
Are you ready to see the coolest thing you’ve ever seen? Check out the Ash vs. Evil Dead trailer below. The series premieres on Starz this coming Halloween night!
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In Ash vs. Evil Dead, the aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead is finally forced to face his demons, when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind.
Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) stars alongside Bruce Campbell as Ruby, a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks – and she believes that Ash is the cause of it all.
Ray Santiago will play Pablo Simon Bolivar, 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 is Kelly Maxwell, 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.
Jill Marie Jones plays Michigan State Trooper Amanda Fisher who, following the grisly murder of her partner, sets out to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility for the crime. But as she soon learns, Ash and his cohorts may be mankind’s only hope against the plague of Evil Dead.
Mimi Rogers was most recently added to the cast as Suzy Maxwell, who is reunited with her family along with several uninvited guests after a freak accident.
“It’s a threesome, which is a good number,” Campbell recently said about the series’ protagonists. “They’re supposed to be two very good counterparts. One is a male-bonding situation; the other is father-figure deal, since Ash could have a daughter the same age as this character. Hopefully we’ll pull Ash out of his loner-veteran mode and get him back into being a human being again.”
Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi directed the pilot episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead.