At last, the full trailer for the upcoming Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead has landed along with a premiere date announcement. The ten-episode first season of the half-hour horror/comedy series will debut on October 31st (when else?) on Starz 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.”
This trailer is absolutely perfect. It’s everything you could possibly want from Evil Dead 30 years later. It feels right at home next to the films, but is also an entity of its own. Campbell clearly hasn’t lost any of his charm or comic timing over the years, and has slid right back into Ash’s sleazy, doofy skin with ease. October 30th cannot come fast enough.
Check out the new trailer below, and look for our full Comic-Con panel recap soon. Additionally, you can also gander at some photos from the Necronomicon, and learn 23 things about the upcoming series here.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ash vs. Evil Dead:
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.