In advance of their arrival at Comic-Con 2015, Starz has revealed the first image from their new series, Ash vs Evil Dead. The ten-episode first season of the half-hour horror/comedy series will debut this fall with star Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash, the chainsaw-handed, Deadite-killing stock boy who is drawn back into the battle against the Evil Dead after living peacefully for the last 30 years. Campbell, who is featured front and bloody center in the first image, produces alongside original filmmakers Sam Raimi and Bob Tapert, and showrunner Greg DiGregorio.
Here’s what the always-charming Campbell says about Ash’s activity level of late:
“Not much!” says Campbell. “He was perfectly happy doing basically nothing: telling lies about how he lost his hand in bars late at night. That was basically his MO. So, he’s not really the guy who should be dealing with this right now. But…he is. He’s our guy!”
Helping him out this time around will be co-stars and fellow Value Stop employees Value Stop employees Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana Delorenzo), along with the mysterious Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and disgraced Michigan State Trooper Amanda Fisher (Jill Marie Jones).
Check out the first image from Ash vs Evil Dead, via EW:
Here’s the Comic-Con panel info for Ash vs Evil Dead:
“Ash vs Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Campbell will be reprising 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”) 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.