The man, the myth and the chainsaw return in the official trailer for the STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead, premiering this Halloween.
Sam Raimi and b-movie king Bruce Campbell reunited for the Starz show’s Comic-Con panel, where they debuted a new trailer and announced the series would premiere on Halloween, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m.
The series picks up with Ash as a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, forcing him to step up and embrace his destiny.
“Ash has spent the last 30-odd years being Ash. The loveable asshole-ish blowhard, wasting his time,” said showrunner Craig DiGregorio. “He in a very Ash-like fashion, releases evil again. The first season tracks him trying to put it away. It also tracks Ash, who has had no real relationships over the past 30 years, making relationships with people who tag along with him. ”
Raimi described the show as what an Ash movie would have been, “but greatly expanded.” Raimi, who directed the premiere, said he would direct more in season two, should the show be renewed.
Campbell, who received an crazy standing ovation from the crowd— said they needed to be on a network like Starz, which would allow them to do the type of gore they wanted to do.
“Ash, even in his prime would be the wrong guy to save the world,” said Campbell. “Now he’s 30 years older and he has to save the world. I’m really worried about the world.”