With production about the begin in New Zealand and the network gearing up to premiere the second season of Outlander this Saturday, Starz has decided to treat us with the simplest of teasers for Ash Vs. Evil Dead. There’s not much to grab onto here in terms of story and tone, but it is plenty for fans to get excited over and realize that the show is actually happening. From The Hollywood Reporter:
In the series, set to debut on a date to be determined in the fall, Bruce Campbell reprises his role as the title character, Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the past three decades 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 co-stars as Ruby, a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent evil outbreaks. The only problem: She believes that Ash is the cause of it all.
Starz also released a similar teaser poster for the series, featuring the outline of Ash and his handy chainsaw against some very evil looking trees. That must mean the show takes place in the fall. Spoiler alert!
I’m pretty excited for the show. I really enjoyed The Evil Dead remake, but I’ll always have a soft spot for Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi’s version. I don’t think it can get much better than Evil Dead 2 during a Halloween movie marathon. Hoping to add another experience this fall.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)