Evil Dead The TV Series Picked Up By Starz, Original Evil Dead Saga Continues
Evil Dead: The Series has been the words on the lips of of every fan of the infamous horror movie franchise for more than two decades. In fact, the Inquisitr reported that Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi both confirmed the series was on its way, but most fans have been given assurances in the past with no results.
The Evil Dead films ended with the technical third installment, Army of Darkness, but since then, fans have been clamoring for an Army of Darkness 2 or Evil Dead 4.
Some thought that when the remake was announced, the announcements for a sequel were merely pipe dreams, and to some extent that was true. Now, all the waiting has paid off. So if the remake failed to thrill you, perhaps a Starz produced TV series starring Bruce Campbell and directed by Sam Raimi will work better.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Starz just gave the green light for 10 half-hour episodes that will premiere next year, though an exact date has not been given yet. Sam Raimi seemed quite enthusiastic about the show being picked up by Starz.
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.”
According to IGN News,the show will carry the not so subtle title “Ash Vs. Evil Dead.” The Hollywood Reporter lays out the plot for the new Evil Dead TV series.
Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 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.”
Evil Dead was the film that catapulted Bruce Campbell to B-movie stardom. It was also the film that launched Sam Raimi’s career that saw the director/producer create the original Spider-Man films, Darkman, and TV’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
With Bruce Campbell just coming off his hit show Burn Notice, and Sam Raimi seemingly having no new directorial endeavors, it would appear to be just the right time for this new project to happen.
In a decade of big movie stars moving to the small screen, movies becoming TV shows, and the immortal fandom that exists around the Evil Dead, a TV series should come as no surprise. So, I guess all that is left is for fans to “Come get some”.
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