It looks like Ash has his companions in place as he prepares for the ten-part Starz series Ash Vs Evil Dead.
News is coming in that Touch star Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo from A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas have been cast to face the forces of the Evil Dead along with Bruce Campbell’s iconic Ash.
Plot details have been revealed too: “Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the 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.“
“Santiago will play Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick – a Sancho Panza to Ash’s Don Quixote. Pablo believes in Ash’s heroism even if Ash himself doesn’t.”
“DeLorenzo, on the other hand, is Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past. Reluctantly dragged into the fight against Evil with Ash and Pablo, Kelly finds a different kind of family with her fellow Deadite slayers.”
We hope more than anything that this series does not suck… the Evil Dead has yet to screw up in an of its installments so we’d hate for this to be the first real misfire…
Ash Vs Evil Dead films in New Zealand this spring and will air on Starz in late 2015.