Starz Moves Forward With ‘Evil Dead’ Series

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Bruce Campbell is set to reprise his role as Ash in an upcoming Evil Dead series, which has received a greenlight from Starz to move forward with production. According to the program description, it does not appear much has changed for the iconic character originally portrayed by Campbell in the 1981 feature film The Evil Dead. The character of Ash appears to have remained an S-Mart employee living a fairly mediocre life; that is until the deadites show up and Ash must once again set aside his cowardly ways in order to save himself.

Sam Raimi is set to executive produce the series, as well as writing and directing the first episode. Robert Tapert will be also be joining the project as executive producer.

The Evil Dead series also marks the second time Starz will be working with Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert; the first partnership was on Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

The original announcement for an Evil Dead series had come during the last Comic-Con in July as Sam Raimi gently teased the posibility of a new show in development

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