ASH VS EVIL DEAD a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Also adding some Latino flavor to the show as Ash’s sidekick, Pablo, is Puerto Rican actor Ray Santiago, who has appeared on hit television shows â€œBad Judge,â€ â€œTouch,â€ â€œRaising Hopeâ€ and â€œDexter.â€ ASH VS EVIL DEAD will debut this fall on STARZ!
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 â€“personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its â€œEvilâ€ grip.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ashâ€™s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.
Raimi directed the first episode of â€œAsh vs Evil Deadâ€ that he wrote with Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. Raimi also serves as executive producer, with Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell along with Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi co-executive produces and Aaron Lam and Chloe Smith serve as producers.
ASHLEY â€œASHâ€ WILLIAMS
Ash returns as the blowhard heroic monster fighter now struggling with the limitations of his middle aged self. It was over thirty years ago, while vacationing in the woods with friends, he encountered creatures of unspeakable evil. Ash survived the battle but it cost him his hand and his sense of security. Stuck in the same job since then, he is now Americaâ€™s oldest one-handed stock boy. Responsibility and ambition are not part of his limited vocabulary. Since that fateful night in the woods, Ash has been looking over his shoulder, afraid that one day the Evil Dead would return for him. Keeping a low profile, he has successfully avoided themâ€¦. until he makes one very stupid mistake.
PABLO SIMON BOLIVAR
Pablo is Ashâ€™s coworker and loyal friend. He recognizes that fate has put Ash in the center of a battle of good vs. evil. Pablo feels that his destiny is to fight alongside Ash. Originally trained to follow in his uncleâ€™s footsteps to become a Brujo, a Honduran shaman, Pablo has left his legacy behind to pursue the American Dream. He dreams of romance with his comrade in arms, Kelly, but he suffers as his love remains unrequited. Pablo is the only one who believes in Ash even when Ash doubts himself.
Kelly was once a sweet girl but has become hardened and cynical by the cards life has dealt her. Now she only desires payback for what the Deadites have done to those close to her. Unwilling to let go of her rage she wonâ€™t let others get too close. With her family destroyed, she turns to, Ash and Pablo, the only ones who have ever stood by her. She will not stop until the last Evil Deadite is destroyed.
(JILL MARIE JONES)
Amanda is a respected Michigan State Police Detective. She finds her career on the line following the bizarre and grisly murder of her partner for which she is blamed. She knows that whoever or whatever killed him must be stopped. Her investigations lead to Ash as the likely suspect. To clear her name she must find Ash and quickly bring him to justice even if it means killing him.
A seductive and reclusive figure well steeped in the ancient mythology surrounding the Evil Dead. She has determined that Ash was the sole survivor and the cause of the supernatural massacre that murdered her family over thirty years ago. Now suddenly, the evil has resurfaced. After all these years, Ruby is finally closing in on Ash.
“Groovy…” – Ash