Just a week before Ash vs Evil Dead invades the San Diego Comic-Con, Starz has released the first image of the man himself, Ashley J. Williams (Bruce Campbell) as he renews his fight against the Deadites after twenty years.
Also seen in the image are Ash’s new companions, both of whom work with him at Value Stop. On the left side of the picture is Pablo Simon Bolivar (Ray Santiago), an “idealistic immigrant becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick.” On the other side of Ash is Kelly Maxwell (Dana DeLorenzo), “a moody wild child trying to outrun her past.”
For the revival of the franchise, Campbell has been reunited with original Evil Dead filmmakers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Campbell will also share the screen once again with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), who will portray the enigmatic woman named Ruby.
“It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem,” said Campbell, while describing his role in the series. “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.”
Raimi added that the return of the Deadites is pretty much Ash’s fault. “He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits,” said Raimi. “And he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.”
Starz will premiere the ten episode Ash vs Evil Dead series this fall. But if fans are lucky enough to be at Comic-Con, the Ash vs Evil Dead panel on Friday, July 10 at 6pm in Room 6A is expected to debut the first footage from the show!
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