Bruce Campbell fans nearly dropped dead when STARZ unveiled a surprise screening of their new original series, “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the long-awaited reprise of the popular Evil Dead films, at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, October 10th. Master fanboy and panel moderator, Kevin Smith was joined by “Ash vs Evil Dead” Executive Producers and original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, along with showrunner Craig DiGregorio, and cast in addition to Campbell including Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones for the priceless moment when fans were finally reacquainted with their favorite anti-hero, Ash Williams. Nearly 2,400 fans were treated to the surprise screening at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
As part of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’s’ presence at New York Comic-Con, attendees of the Con could also participate in a killer “Ash vs Evil Dead” experience in Ash’s trailer and swag for the bravest souls that dared to enter. “Ash vs Evil Dead” premieres on Saturday, October 31st at 9 PM ET/PT exclusively on STARZ.
The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. ‘Ash vs Evil Dead,’ is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film ‘The Evil Dead’.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) reprising his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Rounding out the cast are Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.
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