ASH VS EVIL DEAD
There’s no place like home…
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…