“Evil Dead” To Hit Small Scren
Less than two years after The Evil Dead was re-booted into theatres, we have received news that the franchise will hit the TV screen in 2015.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead, to be produced for the STARZ network, will re-team original Evil Dead veterans director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell and producer Rob Tarpert.
Raimi directed the first three Evil Dead movies, which starred Campbell as Ash, a chainsaw handed monster hunter, who is constantly up against the terrors of the titlular Evil Dead.
Revolving around a Deadite plague that threatens to wipe out the entire human race, 10 half hour episodes will allow Campbell to reprise his role as Ash. Raimi, who will direct the first episode, is to exec produce the series along with Campbell and Tapert.
“Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga,” said Raimi in a recent press statement. “With his chainsaw arm and his ‘broomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”
Meanwhile, Campbell, in the same press release, said he’s also psyched up about the series.
“It’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for – serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor.”
The original Evil Dead, released in 1981, showed what happened to Ash and his buddies when they inadvertently unleashed an evil demonic force while staying in a secluded cabin. The movie became a massive hit, and spawned two sequels, a comic book series and the remake.
“Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on ‘Spartacus,’ and we are thrilled to be back in business with them,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “With Sam writing and directing and Bruce Campbell returning to the screen, we are certain the show will give Evil Dead fans around the world the fix they’ve been craving.”
Source: Business Wire