While I was against an Evil Dead remake, like I’m against pretty much all-modern horror remakes, it did well enough with critics and fans, who seemed satisfied with the new take on Sam Raimi’s indie classic.
Now there’s an Evil Dead series in the works for the Starz network, Ash Vs Evil Dead, and as Deadline tells us, it will be a ten episode series, and yes, Bruce Campbell will star. Deadline also informs us that two hot new stars, Ray Santiago (Touch), and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) will be onboard as well.
Deadline reports that Santiago’s role will be Ash’s second banana, “a Sancho Panza to Ash’s Don Quixote.” DeLorenzo will play a runaway wild girl who gets caught up in Ash’s fight to save the world from evil spirits.
So many of us would love an Evil Dead reunion, with Campbell and Sam Raimi giving things one more go around. While that may not come to pass, it’s certainly good to have Campbell back fighting the Evil Dead once again.