EVIL DEAD TV Show Planned; Sam Raimi Writing and Bruce Campbell Will Be Involved

     July 25, 2014

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An interesting piece of news that came out at the panel for The Last of Us today was that Sam Raimi is currently writing and Evil Dead TV show.  Which is bizarre to me, but no more bizarre than the tortured development history of Army of Darkness 2.  Where does this leave that film?  And what does this mean for Evil Dead 2 (the apparently-still-gestating sequel to Fede Alvarez’s remake)?  We have no idea because Raimi didn’t mention anything in regard to those projects.  He barely mentioned anything in regard to this project except for the fact that he’s co-writing it with his brother Ivan Raimi and that Bruce Campbell will be involved.

Hit the jump for more on the potential Evil Dead TV show.evil-dead-tv-show-bruce-campbellOne thing that excites me about this is the fact that cable networks (and even regular networks if you look at NBC’s Hannibal) are increasingly willing to push the gore factor these days.  Could Raimi manage to bring his fun, zany aesthetic and gore-soaked visuals to the small screen intact?  It’s entirely possible.  The frustrating thing though is that we may never see the show.  Raimi writing it doesn’t necessarily mean it will go to pilot.  Going to pilot doesn’t necessarily mean that the show will be picked up.  But enough of me being a downer, sometimes it’s nice to dream.  And I want a world with Evil Dead in syndication playing every night of the week.

It will also be interesting to see what direction the show goes in in terms of characters.  Will they have new teens staying in the cabin with Bruce Campbell’s Ash as the crazy old man who tries to warn them away? Or will this show be part of the original storyline and essentially serve as Army of Darkness 2?  So many options.

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