‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Earns 2nd Season Renewal Ahead of its 1st Season Premiere
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Fans of scream television are getting a gift from Starz this Halloween as the network just renewed its upcoming new series “Ash vs Evil Dead” for another season. The show has yet to debut on the cable network on Sat. Oct. 31 at 9pm.
Developed by Sam Raimi and headlined by Bruce Campbell, the series will carry 10 episodes and play as half-hour installments for the first season. Craig DiGregorio is tasked as the showrunner, who is also returning to do the job for the second season. Raimi, Campbell and Rob Tapert are the producers.
The decision to renew the show even as it is yet to be seen on TV is due to “strong fan, affiliate and distributor demand,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The early fan and press support, along with the international broadcaster demand for more story have made it clear that the adventures of Ash Williams can’t end with season one,” said Starz in a press release.
In the show, Campbell is reprising his role as Ash Williams, the monster hunter in the “Evil Dead” franchise, which has earned a strong movie following. Also joining him in the series is Lucy Lawless, as Ruby.
“…[The audience] can really get to know him and hate him and love him,” Campbell said in reference to why the franchise was done for television instead of films, according to Entertainment Weekly. “They’ll get exasperated by his outrageous and sometimes foolish decisions, his big ego, and his blowhard nature. And the cable will allow us to tell really intense horror stories, and have outrageous gore, and crazy visuals.”