Boomsticks at the ready! Starz has dropped a fresh teaser for this year’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead, the long-awaited sequel series to Sam Raimi’s cult classic horror trilogy. Raimi, original producer Bob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell are all back to executive produce the show, which picks up with the bumbling Ash some thirty years later.
Raimi directs the first of ten episodes, which he co-wrote with his brother Ivan, with Ash in dire straits as a new plague of Deadites threatens mankind. As before, his reluctance to engage them is countered when trouble comes knocking. This time, it’s the mysterious Ruby (Lucy Lawless), who believes he’s to blame for the Evil outbreak, and State Trooper Amanda Fisher (Jill Marie Jones) who believes he’s responsible for the death of her partner.
Get your first hint at Ash’s new battle in the new teaser below:
A grimy saw, dripping blood... and the proof we’ve all been waiting for: Ash donning the chainsaw atop his severed wrist. As teasers go, it’s short, sweet and will undoubtedly leave you eager for more groovy antics. Luckily you won’t have to wait long as Starz plans to unveil a series of further snippets over the next week.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead is due to premiere later this year.