Written by John Squires

We. Cannot. Wait.

Though there are still a handful of hotly-anticipated horror movies headed our way in the remainder of this year, including Don’t Breathe, Blair Witch, and Phantasm: Ravager, it’s the return of Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead that may be the most exciting thing we have to look forward to. We were fairly certain that the second season of the show would be coming in October, but now we’ve got an official date.

Starz announced this week that the Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 premiere will arrive on October 2nd at 8pm EST.

Read on for everything you need to know about the new season!

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Season 2 of Ash vs Evil Dead roars back into action with Ash leaving his beloved Jacksonville and returning to his hometown of Elk Grove. There, he confronts Ruby. The former enemies have to form an uneasy alliance as Elk Grove soon becomes the nucleus of evil.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.

Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, and Michelle Hurd join the series this year as Brock Williams, Ash’s father; Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend; and Linda, Ash’s high school love, respectively.

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