With San Diego Comic-Con on this weekend, we’ve been spoiled with trailers galore. First the Star Wars reel, then Batman v Superman and now, for all you Bruce Campbell fans out there, the new Starz TV series, Ash vs Evil Dead. And yes, Campbell is reprising the titular role.
It’s not quite on the same scale as Jedis and comic book superheroes, but for followers of Sam Raimi’s films, it’s up there as the best news to come out of SDCC.
Set 30 years after the events of Army of Darkness (in the reality where the world doesn’t end), we find Ash Williams has been fighting psychological demons rather than real ones, thanks to his horrific experiences, though that quickly changes when the undead do what they do best.
Of course, there’s only one chainsaw-armed, boomstick-wielding man for the job.
Along with several fresh faces, the show will feature Lucy Lawless of Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica and Xena fame, and is produced by Campbell and Raimi. At the moment, it’ll debut on Starz on the entirely fitting date of 31 October, with a ten-episode run planned. Hopefully it will be both good and successful — you can never have too much Bruce Campbell.