Ted Raimi and The Six-Million Dollar Man Join ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Season 2
Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead earned itself a groovy Season 2 pickup before the first run even premiered, and now Bruce Campbell is already dusting off the chainsaw again. Joining Ash this year will be none other than cameo mainstay Ted Raimi, along with The Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors, in roles key to Ash’s childhood.
Per Starz’s official announcement, Sam Raimi‘s brother Ted will appear in the role of Ash’s childhood best friend Chet Kaminski, independent of the prior three appearances in other Evil Dead movies. Majors, meanwhile, will play the unexpected role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father.
Spoilers beware, so reads the first Season 2 synopsis for the 2016 season:
The second season of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes. The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will of course executive produce once again, presumably in mind for another Halloween-adjacent premiere this fall.
It could be some time yet before we get a taste of Season 2, but what should we make of Ash Vs. Evil Dead’s new additions?