"Ash Vs. Evil Dead" is a television series on Starz that is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise "The Evil Dead." The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.

Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last thirty 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.

The original "Evil Dead" film followed Ash and his friends who travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release demons intent on possessing the living. The film became an international success and is critically lauded to this day as one of the best horror movies of all time. It also spawned a media franchise, including two sequels, as well as video games and comic books and a recent reboot that grossed $97 million worldwide.

The cast also includes 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; Jill Marie Jones ("Sleepy Hollow") as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner; and Mimi Rogers ("Mad Men," "NCIS") as Suzy Maxwell, a woman who is reunited with her family and several uninvited guests after a freak accident.

"Ash Vs. Evil Dead" was written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi ("Darkman," "Army of Darkness," "Drag Me to Hell") and Tom Spezialy ("Chuck," "Reaper," "Desperate Housewives"). Sam Raimi directed the first episode and also serves as executive producer, along with Rob Tapert ("Evil Dead," "Spartacus," Xena: Warrior Princess") and Bruce Campbell ("Evil Dead," "Burn Notice"). Ivan Raimi co-executive produces and Aaron Lam ("Spartacus") serves as producer. Marta Fernandez will serve as the executive in charge at Starz.

The Evil Dead Series Casts Bruce Campbell's Co-Stars


Network: Starz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: October 31, 2015
Seasons: 2

Starz Renews 'Ash Vs Evil Dead' for Season 2 — Strong fan, affiliate and distributor demand for the highly-anticipated premiere has generated the early pickup of the series. Read more...
Mimi Rogers Joins 'Ash Vs Evil Dead' Cast — Due this fall, the new Starz series will feature the actress as Suzy Maxwell, a woman who is reunited with her family and several uninvited guests after a freak accident. Read more...
Lucy Lawless Joins 'Ash Vs Evil Dead' Cast — The "Spartacus" actress will play a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks: Ash (Bruce Campbell).

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