In December, actor Bruce Campbell discussed a few details concerning the upcoming Starz’s straight-to-series Ash vs. Evil Dead sequel. It was reported that Ash Williams (Campbell) will be, “living in a trailer park and working his latest thankless big-box store job when a return of the Deadites prompts him to take a road trip with two young co-workers.” Now, two veteran comedy actors have been cast to co-star with Campbell. They are Ray Santiago (Bad Judge, Meet the Fockers) and Dana DeLorenzo (Californication, Sullivan & Son.)
Santiago will co-star as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick — a Sancho Panza to Ash’s Don Quixote. Pablo believes in Ash’s heroism even if Ash himself doesn’t.
DeLorenzo will play Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past. She is reluctantly dragged into the battle against the Deadites with Ash and Pablo, Kelly finds a family in her new friends.
Here is the storyline for the series.
Ash is still a stock boy, an aging lothario and a chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the past three decades 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.
The Ash vs. Evil Dead project will premiere on Starz sometime later this year. The series will star Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. Sam Raimi will direct the first episode and serve as executive producer alongside Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell. Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy co-wrote the series. Craig DiGregorio (Chuck) will executive produce and serve as the writing showrunner along with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell. Ivan Raimi will serve as co-executive producer, while Aaron Lim (Spartacus) will produce.