The STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” has released the first teaser trailer and poster for the upcoming show. 10-episode first season of the half-hour series hasn’t exactly started filming yet, but that hasn’t stopped the network from beginning to promotional machine. The show is slated to debut this fall.
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 cast is led by Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past.
Sam Raimi is directing the pilot, which he wrote with his brother Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy. The long-time Evil Dead producing team of Raimi, Campbell, and Robert Tapert are behind the show; Craig DiGregorio will serve as showrunner.