“In a time of evil books, deadites, and smart ass S-Mart clerks, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero”. She was Lucy Lawless, a well-known cult actor forged in the heat of several TV series that appeal to a nerdy/obsessive audiences. The power. The danger. The one-liners. Her courage will change the upcoming Starz series Ash Vs. The Evil Dead. That’s all a roundabout way of saying, yes, Lawless has been cast to join Bruce Campbell in the new Starz series that continues the story of Ash and his neverending fight against The Evil Dead as featured in the trilogy of movies of the same name.
Lawless is the latest actor to join the cast of Ash Vs The Evil Dead, in which she’ll play a character called Ruby. She’s described as a “mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: she believes that Ash (Campbell) is the cause of it all.”
Lawless is an inspired, if obvious, choice to take up a role in the Evil Dead series. She was star of Xena: Warrior Princess for six years, a series that was also executive produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, and she appeared in the Starz original series Spartacus, which was also produced by Tapert. Of course, it should be noted that Tapert is Lawless’ husband, so casting her is probably a no-brainer on his part. Lawless is also well known for appearing in other nerd-friendly TV shows like Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files, Veronica Mars, No Ordinary Family, and, most recently, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In case you’ve forgotten, the plot synopsis for Ash Vs The Evil Dead:
The STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead will be 10 half-hour episodes. Bruce 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 series begins shooting in New Zealand later this year, and will likely appear on Starz sometime next year. We’ll keep you posted with more information when it comes in.
Source: Geek Tyrant