If you are a fan of the Evil Dead movies, then you are surely psyched for the upcoming Ash vs. Evil Dead mini-series that’s coming to Starz. Many are no doubt even more thrilled that series star Bruce Campbell is coming back to play Ash once again.
The star recently chatted with Entertainment Weekly about the show, and what not only fans can expect, but why the series is happening like this and not in a movie.
“We realized if we made another movie, frankly, it would probably be too expensive. But in the format of a TV show, we could give people exactly what they wanted and expand the character and the story even more.
‘Walking Dead’ is ‘Walking Dead,’ but we were kind of first. And I would say it’s about as big of a counterpart to ‘Walking Dead’ as you could program, because ‘Walking Dead’ is unrelentingly grim and hugely popular. We’re going to give people a little of the old fashioned slapstick – horror and comedy. The fans have been really good to us over the years. This is an opportunity to do something with full street cred. [Fan reaction to last year’s ‘Evil Dead’ remake] was all, “Yeah yeah, that was nice, fellas, but we still want the real deal.” This is it. Sam’s back. I’m back. [Executive producer Rob Tapert’s] back. Love it or hate it, this will be the real deal.”
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