‘Evil Dead’ TV Show Gets Greenlight from Starz

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bill-swift - November 12, 2014

Director Sam Rami teased a possible Evil Dead TV show this past summer at Comic-Con. However, he really didn't offer up any actual information.

Today we have information. Starz has announced that they have officially greenlit the show, which will be called Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Rami himself will write and direct the pilot, and Bruce Campbell will reprise his genre-defining role as the titular Ash.

Here's the official synopsis:

Bruce 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 –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its ‘Evil' grip.

Of course, it's been 33 years since the first Evil Dead movie came out and 23 years since the last Evil Dead movie came out. So there's no guarantee that Rami and Campbell will be able to recapture the magic that made Evil Dead a classic. But I'm sure fans of the franchise would rather see them try and fail than not try at all.

[via EW]

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