Starz Revs ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Chainsaw in New Teaser Promo
Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead won’t officially get groovy until its fall 2015 premiere, but our favorite former S-Mart stockboy was going to have to bloody up that chainsaw sooner or later. Hail to the King with a new revved up promo fro Ash’s glorious Deadite-sawing return.
Still absent any actual footage, the newest Ash Vs. Evil Dead promo at least cues up a familiar sight, as our aging Ash revs up a blood-soaked chainsaw, an iconic image of the series. We’re likely seeing a body double, but Bruce Campbell at least lends his voice to the teaser-y “Ash is back, baby.”
So reads the official Ash Vs. Evil Dead synopsis:
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 Bruce 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, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and 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.
Creator Sam Raimi will direct the first episode, written with Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy, with Sam also serving as executive producer alongside Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell. For those unfamiliar with the original Evil Dead, the film followed Campbell’s Ash and friends as they visited a woodland cabin, where they accidentally release demons intent on possessing the living. The film spawned two sequels and numerous tie-ins, as well as the recent 2013 reboot, to which sequels still remain a possibility.
Get revved up with the latest Ash Vs. Evil Dead teaser above, and stay tuned to see what Comic-Con 2015 brings to the blood-soaked table before fall 2015.