‘The Evil Dead’ Is Being Turned into a TV Series

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]ail to the king, baby! The cult film franchise The Evil Dead is being turned into a television series! Starz has ordered a 10-episode straight-to-series run for a premiere in 2015.The series will be titled Ash Vs. Evil Dead – with star Bruce Campbell reprising his legendary role as Ash from the original films. Director Sam Raimi and producing partner Rob Tapert are also attached as executive producers along with Campbell.The series will apparently pick up 30 years after the Army of Darkness film. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy mankind, Ash is forced to take action and lead the fight against evil.

Raimi is directing the first episode, which he co-wrote with his brother Ivan Raimi (Darkman) and Tom Spezialy (Chuck).

Regarding his return to the beloved franchise, Raimi says:

[dropcap size=small][/dropcap]Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”

The news of an Evil Dead series was first announced at Comic-Con, and fans have been dripping with anticipation ever since. It was there that Bruce Campbell promised, “…it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious Deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor.”

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The original horror/comedy Evil Dead film follows Ash and his friends as the travel to a a cabin in the woods, and unknowingly unleash demons hellbent on possessing the living. Since the release of the film, it has garnered a massive cult-following and spawned a two-sequel franchise, plus a remake in 2013.

Will you be tuning in to Ash Vs. Evil Dead? Let us know in the comments below!

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