Coming later this year is the brand spankin’ new original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, which will serve as a 10-episode sequel to the original film franchise. Yes, that means that Bruce Campbell will finally reprise the role of Deadite-slaying badass Ash Williams, and we simply cannot wait.
Today, Starz unveiled a brand new teaser trailer for the upcoming series, which gives us our first look at actual footage from the show. And oh boy is it an exciting little clip, as it features Ash putting the iconic chainsaw hand back on and readying himself for battle with more of those nasty Deadites.
Check out the incredibly awesome new Ash vs. Evil Dead trailer and then head down below the video to learn everything you need to know about the series, which premieres on Starz this Fall!
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.”
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.
Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi is attached to direct the pilot of Ash vs. Evil Dead, paving the way for other filmmakers to come in and helm subsequent episodes. That said, it’s been promised that Raimi will be very hands-on, and will be involved throughout the series.