Lucy Lawless has signed on to join the cast of Starz' “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which will begin production in New Zealand this spring and will premiere on Starz later this year.
This will be Lawless' first role on Starz since “Spartacus,” a series that was also executive produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Raimi and Tapert also executive produced a little Lucy Lawless show called “Xena: Warrior Princess. “
Oh and Lawless has been married to Tapert since 1998.
Lawless will play Ruby in the “Evil Dead” spinoff, opposite returning franchise star Bruce Campbell's Ash. Ruby is described as “a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks.” She also believes that the outbreaks are Ash's fault.
Raimi is directing the first “Ash vs Evil Dead” episode and co-wrote the pilot with Ivan Raimi.