Bruce Campbell‘s love for the Evil Dead saga helped spur Ash Vs. Evil Dead in the first place, but the Starz star is ready to hang up the chainsaw. Following last week’s cancellation, Campbell claims he’s “retired” from fighting Deadites.
Ash is back, and he’s no match for the hell of high school. See for yourself in a first trailer for the 2018 return of Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead, as Season 3 makes Bruce Campbell a proud papa bear amid all the carnage.
If anything seemed amiss about the Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season 2 finale, it might have something to do with the original pitch being completely vetoed by producer Bob Tapert. Now, departing showrunner Craig DiGregorio gets brutally candid about the original plan for Ash and Kelly, as well as a Back to the Future II-style return to the original Evil Dead.
You didn’t think that Ash’s battle against the Deadites would be over by Season 2, did you? Only one episode into our second year of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, and Starz is already pulling the starter cord on a third season due to arrive in 2017.
Since when has Ash Williams ever struck you as the patient type? Rather than wait until Sunday for Ash Vs. Evil Dead to resume its war against the Deadites in Season 2, you can pick up the chainsaw right now, as Starz releases the full premiere online early.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead had plenty of history to draw on for the Starz take on Bruce Campbell’s chainsaw-wielding champion, though rights issues prevented any reference to the medieval Army of Darkness. Then, producers claimed Season 2 was free and clear to pay homage to Ash’s past adventures, but according to groovy Bruce himself, those reports were exaggerated.