Starz new series Ash vs Evil Dead has decided to give us all a little sugar today with the first official look at Bruce Campbell in all his Ash with a chainsaw Glory. The ten episode first season is set to air later this fall. Let’s all hope that between Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert, that they can capture that Evil Dead madness that made the franchise such a cult classic.
Entertainment Weekly brings us this first official look at ash, all chain-sawed up and ready to take out some Deadites.
Campbell had this to say about the new series:
It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem. I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with Ash and take on this nemesis: this never ending, ever evolving nemesis.
Here’s the synopsis:
Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.
The casting is fantastic. First up is Bruce Campbell, then Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Jill Marie Jones. Behind the camera we’ve got Sam Raimi for the first episode and Craig DiGregorio who will handle the Show-runner position.
This is the usual point in the post where I would ask if you will be tuning in, but we all know that only a fool would not be tuning in to check out the King Bruce Campbell, doing what he does best.