Starz gets its zombie on with Ash vs. Evil Dead

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 31 May 2015

The STARZ Original series, Ash vs Evil Dead, is rolling out new teasers this week for the 10-episode first season of the half-hour series.

The show is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead, and is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) in the role of Ash Williams, reprising his role as 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.

Lucy Lawless (Salem, Spartacus) as Ruby, a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (Touch, Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past, and Jill Marie Jones (Sleepy Hollow) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find the anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

Executive-produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio, who will serve as executive producer and showrunner, Ash vs Evil Dead is in production in New Zealand.