Ash vs. Evil Dead, the long-awaited horror series, will be out sometime this year. As fans wait for any sign of Evil Dead-related information, Starz has been slowly leaking out little tidbits to keep fans excited for the impending premiere of the new Bruce Campbell-led horror TV show. Two teaser videos have been released by Starz, and have been posted throughout the web. The Ash vs. Evil Dead teasers would definitely get any Evil Dead fan excited, but there have been very few full-on visuals of what “aging Lothario” Ash Williams has become. Bloody Disgusting reports that Starz just gave fans their first look at Ash and company for the upcoming series.
Entertainment Weekly sat down with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell to discuss their latest installment of the Evil Dead series. Raimi, who produced, co-wrote, and directed the entire series so far, gave Evil Dead fans a little taste of where Ash is at this point in his life in Ash Vs. Evil Dead.
“He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits, and he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.”
By Raimi’s own admission, not much has changed for Bruce Campbell’s character in the new TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. However, Campbell gives us his take on the series and the relationship between Ash and his sidekicks, Pablo and Kelly.
“It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem. I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with Ash and take on this nemesis: this never ending, ever evolving nemesis.”
The Inquisitr reported earlier this year that the story in Ash vs. Evil Dead will take place 30 years after the events of Army of Darkness, which was the last Evil Dead film (barring the remake) to come out. Very little, at this point, is known about Pablo and Kelly. We do know that Pablo’s character is described as Ash’s loyal sidekick who looks up to him, while Kelly is described as being “dragged into the fight” against the Deadites.
The new series will certainly add an interesting dynamic with co-stars who survive longer than one outing against the Evil Dead, not to mention the fact that they are much younger than any other partners Ash has had in the fight against the Evil Dead.
What are your thoughts? Has the first look still made you more or less excited? Will the new TV series outdo the original films, or will it tank the franchise? Leave your thoughts and opinions below.
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