NBC’s proposed Xena reboot under LOST writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach doesn’t yet have official pilot order, or even a script, but that hasn’t stopped Grillo-Marxuach from answering persistent inquiry for details on the new series. To wit, we now know that NBC might eye Xena as an “event series” rather than a full fall order, while fans hoping for Lucy Lawless or Renee O’Connor to pass the torch shouldn’t hold their breath … yet.
Groovy Bruce made a big enough splash ahead of this past Saturday’s Ash vs. Evil Dead premiere to earn a Season 2 renewal, but Starz still wants you to see what all the undead fuss is about. Find out for yourself with the first full premiere installment of Ash vs. Evil Dead, now available online!
Groovy Bruce isn’t going to let fall premiere week have all the fun, but gladly put his ego aside to introduce the rest of Ash Vs. Evil Dead. The Starz scream-fest has released a new video introducing Ash’s sidekicks with plenty of new footage, and a touch of Evil to come, Dead and otherwise.
Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead won’t officially get the Deadite party rolling until Halloween, but those in attendance of New York Comic-Con 2015 will get a chance to meet the man himself, and catch exclusive previews of of Ash’s return. Starz has set the full NYCC panel plans, along with an autograph session and a new photo.
Apart from all the awesome trailers we’ve seen to date, Ash Vs. Evil Dead fans might worry over the half-hour episodic format, compared with the character’s cinematic history. And while half an hour might seem far too little to spend with Ash each week, Starz’s first nine episode synopses paint a much clearer portrait of how Ash Vs. Evil Dead plans to dole out its brand of horror.
Starz’s Halloween-tinged Ash Vs. Evil Dead gave us a refresher course on Sam Raimi’s horror mastery by the most recent trailer, but no harm ever came from investigating a little deeper, right Ash? Go behind the scenes of the “jolly splatterfest” that is Ash Vs. Evil Dead, chock full of new footage and all the boomstick you can handle.
Initial word of an NBC Xena reboot was met with skepticism from original star Lucy Lawless, only to turn around and confirm that the network had at least considered the idea. Now NBC brass says writing staff for the reboot have been courted, though Lucy Lawless’ actual involvement might require a surprising condition.
A few weeks ago, the surprising news that NBC wanted to stage a Xena reboot of sorts was quickly shot down by Lucy Lawless herself, dismissing it as just a rumor. Now, Lawless acknowledges that the network may yet pull it off, but would she take part, or potentially throw the chakram herself?
You may have seen word strewn about recently that former Xena star Lucy Lawless had in mind to pitch a revival of the classic Warrior Princess drama, and NBC, being NBC, may have beaten her to it. A new report suggests NBC has begun development of a “modern” Xena reboot with a Hunger Games flair, and at least some of the original talent involved.
We’d known it was coming, and Bruce Campbell teased us plenty, but nothing brings out Ash Vs. Evil Dead like a full-barrel boomstick and chainsaw trailer. See Ash reborn to fight a new wave of Deadites, and Hail to the King by the full promo, you groovy babies!