Fandom was effectively rocked this November when it was officially announced Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert would return to the world of Evil Dead for a 10-episode series to debut in 2015. Titled Ash vs. Evil Dead, the sequel show will pick up on an older Ash as he?s ?forced to face his demons? and a new Deadite plague. Naming it one of the most anticipated shows of next year, the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has words from cult icon and Evil Dead star Campbell on what to expect.
EW expands on Ash vs. Evil Dead?s set-up, calling it a ?half-hour horror comedy where Ash takes a road trip to banish his demons alongside two young helpers and his trusty boomstick.?
The star tells the publication a follow-up film would ultimately have been too expensive, but ?in the format of a TV show, we could give people exactly what they wanted and expand the character and the story even more.? Regarding his and Raimi?s return, Campbell says, ?The [fan reaction to the 2013 Evil Dead remake] was all ?Yeah, yeah, that was nice fellas, but we still want the real deal.? This is it.?
On Ash in the present, Campbell continues, ?Ash has survivor?s guilt? He?s a war vet. He doesn?t want to talk about and he?ll like about that stump on his hand to impress the ladies. That?s what I look forward to playing?a guy with horrible flaws.?
For the full piece, pick up the current issue of EW. Ash vs. Evil Dead is expected on Starz in 2015.