Monday, November 10, 2014

'Evil Dead' Series Coming to Starz and Bruce Campbell Will Star

Campbell looking suave as usual (IMDB)
Some damn groovy news just broke and yes, it has to do with Bruce Campbell and some dead that's... evil. An "Evil Dead" TV series is coming to Starz and not only will Bruce Campbell star as "Ash" but, according to Entertainment Weekly, "Original franchise director Sam Raimi will executive produce the series and write and direct the first episode, with Rob Tapert also executive producing." Excited yet? This isn't just pillow talk, baby.

Here's the logline:

“Bruce 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.”

Campbell knows what fans of the franchise like and stated, “I’m really excited to bring this series to the Evil Dead fans worldwide — it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor."

According to Raimi, who teased this possibility at Comic-Con in July, “Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”

Did he say boomstick? Hell yes he did! The series will debut on Starz in 2015 and the network's managing director Carmi Zlotnik added, “Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on Spartacus, and we are thrilled to be back in business with them. With Sam writing and directing and Bruce Campbell returning to the screen, we are certain the show will give Evil Dead fans around the world the fix they’ve been craving.”

Let us know what you think of this endeavor. Will it work? Are you looking forward to it?

-Larissa Mrykalo

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