Fans of the Evil Dead series certainly know Bruce Campbell and his character Ash’s signature traits by now – strong jaw, chainsaw hand, rapier wit – but a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Starz’ upcoming series Ash vs Evil Dead introduces old and new audiences alike to the show’s cast, crew, and plot. It’s probably a good idea to take a look and get to know them now, because there’s no telling just who’s going to make it to the end of the 10-episode season alive.
Starz is bringing the show to New York Comic Con a full three weeks before it debuts on the premium network, so attendees can treat themselves to an early look. In addition to Campbell, Executive Producers Sam Raimi and Craig DiGregorio will be in attendance, plus co-stars Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. Groovy.
Watch the new featurette for Ash vs Evil Dead below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Starz’ Ash vs Evil Dead:
Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario, and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 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 cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus,” “Xena”) 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, and 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.
Ash vs Evil Dead premieres Saturday, October 31st at 9:00pm ET/PT on STARZ.