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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There’s something a bit special about the history of the EVIL DEAD franchise. It was a horror movie series that started out as a straight low budget horror before transitioning into a full-on comedy with ARMY OF DARKNESS. 

With the Starz series, ASH VS EVIL DEAD, they took measures to embrace that ridiculous horror-comedy aspect, all while playing off the Bruce Campbell-ness of its leading man, Bruce Campbell. The series was genuinely well-received by fans of the original franchise, and with this second season, they look to take it to the next level.

Check out the new, “banned from Comic-Con” trailer below!

“The second season roars back into action with Ash leaving his beloved Jacksonville and returning to his hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan. There, he confronts Ruby. The former enemies have to form an uneasy alliance as Elk Grove soon becomes the nucleus of evil.
 
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (EVIL DEAD, BURN NOTICE) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (SALEM, SPARTACUS) as Ruby Knowby, 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.  Lee Majors (DO YOU BELIEVE), Ted Raimi (XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, SPIDER-MAN) and Michelle Hurd (LAW & ORDER: SVU) join the series this year as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love respectively.”

ASH VS EVIL DEAD returns to Starz this October.

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SOURCE: Starz

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.