I’m gonna say that the old plan for a Marvel-style shared movie universe between old and new Evil Deads just got rewritten.
The STARZ Original series officially titled “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes. Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.
I love that description: he’s an aging lothario AND apparently still a stock boy. (We laugh now, but unless things change, we may all be stock boys at Campbell’s age.)
Sam Raimi will direct the first episode himself, airing in 2015. And if he really wants to terrify us, he’ll announce that Marc Webb will follow it with “The Amazing Evil Dead” in 2016.