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Evil Dead Rise is an Evil Dead sequel coming to HBO Max

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Evil Dead Rise is an Evil Dead sequel from Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi that will come to HBO Max, reports Variety (opens in new tab).

Evil Dead Rise is in the works at New Line Cinema, the studio behind the original 1981 film The Evil Dead. The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness were all directed by Raimi and starred Campbell, but the two won't be reprising those roles for the upcoming sequel. Raimi and Campbell are acting only as executive producers for Evil Dead Rise – so at least we know their signature flair will be present.

Evil Dead Rise builds on the original trilogy and is set in the city rather than the iconic woods of The Evil Dead. Two estranged sisters played by Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings) and Lily Sullivan (I Met a Girl) reunite after some time. But their reunion is cut short when flesh-eating demons join the party, and the two must hold them off while facing some pretty horrific, family-related horror. The Hole in the Ground director Lee Cronin will write and direct Evil Dead Rise.

The Evil Dead franchise was rebooted in 2013 with Evil Dead, which also didn't star Campbell. Then a 2015 Starz series called Ash vs Evil Dead came, with Campbell reprising his signature role. That series ended in 2018.

"At its core, ‘Evil Dead’ is about ordinary people overcoming extraordinarily terrifying situations. I can’t wait for Alyssa and Lily to fill the blood-soaked shoes of those who have come before them and carry on that tradition," says Campbell. 

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Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.