Check out a first look above at Bruce Campbell as Ash from the upcoming Starz Ash Vs. Evil Dead TV series.
EW.com debuted the image asking Campbell and Sam Raimi what Ash has been up to since the 22 years we last seen him.
“Not much!” Campbell offered. “He was perfectly happy doing basically nothing: telling lies about how he lost his hand in bars late at night. That was basically his MO. So, he’s not really the guy who should be dealing with this right now. But…he is. He’s our guy!”
“He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits,” Sam Raimi added, who returned to direct the first episode of the new series. “And he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.”
“It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem,” Campbell said. “I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with A
Ash Vs Evil Dead premiers with ten episodes in the Fall also starring Ray Santiago and Dana Delorenzo, and the show will be featured Friday, July 10th at Comic-Con.
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.
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