Evil Dead, the iconic film series that launched both the careers of Raimi and Campbell, along with the idea that horror could be both scary and hilarious, is coming to television. And it's original dream team of director Raimi and star Campbell, are coming along for the ride.
|Hail to the king baby!|
That's right. On Monday Starz announced that a brand new series Ash vs. Evil Dead will premiere in 2015 as a 10-episode half-hour series, starring Campbell as the titular Ash, everyone's favorite S-Mart employee turned "deadite" monster slayer.
Raimi will return as the director of the first episode, which he wrote with his brother Ivan Raimi.
Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz:
"Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on Spartacus, and we are thrilled to be back in business with them. 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.”
Raimi himself also weighed in:
“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. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it."
The definition of cult classic, the original 1981 movie and it's sequel became a lasting series, and now Evil Dead will become the second beloved property to make a revival on television along with Showtime's upcoming resurrection of David Lynch's Twin Peaks, also debuting in 2015.
So basically there's still hope for that They Live television show I have been dreaming about.