ASH VS EVIL DEAD

There’s no place like home…

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - 2016 Tv Preview - Joseph McCabe

SEA­SON 2 US BROAD­CAST Starz from Oc­to­ber UK BROAD­CAST Vir­gin Me­dia, TBC

re­turn­ing SHOW! Over the course of

three cult movies, Bruce Camp­bell’s love­able chain­saw-wield­ing oaf Ash­ley Williams has sur­vived hordes of Dea­dites and Kan­dar­ian de­mons. But does even Ash have what it takes to sur­vive… a fam­ily re­union?

Af­ter be­gin­ning the sec­ond sea­son re­liv­ing his teen years in the he­do­nis­tic splen­dour of Jack­sonville, Florida, Ash, Bruce Camp­bell tells

SFX, is head­ing home. “to elk grove, Michi­gan, his home­town,” laughs the hor­ror icon, him­self a Michi­gan na­tive. “Be­cause there are some prob­lems there. Our he­roes are led to Ash’s home­town be­cause there’s trou­ble brew­ing. And when i say trou­ble, i’m talk­ing Dea­dites! So Ash is gonna clean up his home town. You gotta clean up your home town! We meet old friends, we meet rel­a­tives. We call back sev­eral orig­i­nal char­ac­ters from the orig­i­nal movie… it’s pretty in­cred­i­ble, and i think the fans’ heads are gonna ex­plode.”

Adding to the brain haem­or­rhag­ing will be fel­low Evil Dead vets ted raimi – play­ing one of Ash’s child­hood bud­dies – and ellen Sandweiss as Ch­eryl, the first of Ash’s friends to fall vic­tim to a Dea­dite in the orig­i­nal 1981 Evil Dead. Also join­ing the may­hem is Six

Mil­lion Dol­lar Man star Lee Ma­jors as Ash’s dad – who Camp­bell prom­ises will be even more can­tan­ker­ous than his clue­less son.

Ash’s trade­mark weapons con­tinue to arm the show with pure cool. “We al­ready got a guy with­out a hand,” Camp­bell tells SFX, “we got time travel, we got a boom­stick and a chain­saw. We don’t need any­thing else.”

A some­what dif­fer­ent vibe to the orig­i­nal 1981 film…

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