Yesterday’s news brought the first look at Bruce Campbell and his co-stars of Ash vs Evil Dead, Starz new half-hour horror/comedy series coming to television this fall. Today, we have a peek at the Necronomicon, the vile book of the dead which has been a consistent cause of conflict throughout the Evil Dead installments. Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, this tome has the ability of summoning the mysterious, nefarious entity known as The Force, which can reanimate the dead (among other horrible things). If you’re able to decipher the Necronomicon’s text, I recommend that you keep it to yourself, and strongly suggest that you don’t read it out loud.
Check out some early looks at the new Necronomicon 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.