Ash vs Evil Dead episode titles and plot synopses revealed
Starz sister network Encore (via Bloody-Disgusting) has revealed the title list and synopses for nine of the first ten Ash vs Evil Dead episodes, featuring Bruce Campbell returning to his iconic title role. The show is set to premiere on Halloween night. *SPOILERS AHEAD*
Ep 101 El Jefe (Director – Sam Raimi)
Ash is baaack! 30 years after his last Deadite fight, badass blowhard Ash Williams unleashes the Evil in an act of stoned stupidity, bringing Deadite mayhem into his life again.
Ep 102 Bait
Special Agent Fisher is tracking Ash. Pablo gets his first taste of blood in a manic battle, and a revelation changes Kellys life forever.
Ep 103 Books From Beyond
A mysterious woman finds the destruction at Kellys parents farm. Meanwhile, Ash, Pablo and Kelly reach Books from Beyond with the Necronomicon and Fisher finds herself in another terrifying, inexplicable situation.
Ep 104 Brujo
Ruby helps Fisher and reveals her familys connection to the Evil Dead. Ash and team follow a clue from the demon Eligos, but Kelly pays a price.
Ep 105 The Host
Kellys current state puts others in jeopardy. This forces Pablo to make a brave move and Ash to reveal a new side to his character. Ruby and Fisher join forces in pursuit of Ash.
Ep 106 The Killer of Killers
Thanks to his drug-induced vision, Ash knows what to do with the Necronomicon. Pablo and Kelly notice something ominous. Ash promises to visit Lem, but Fisher shows up for an almighty showdown with her former boss.
Ep 107 Fire In The Hole
Ash, Pablo and Kelly, now joined by Fisher, arrive at the survivalist camp in the midst of chaos and must go to extreme measures to escape. Meanwhile, more is revealed of Rubys mission.
Ep 108 Ashes To Ashes
Ash attempts to bury the book to end the Evil, but first he must contend with other, more physical things from his past. Fisher faces a horrific change in Ash.
Ep 109 Bound In The Flesh
Ash battles someone all too familiar, and later hears a message from the Necronomicon. Meanwhile, the deadliest Deadite attacks.
Besides the Raimi-directed pilot, other episodes in the season will be helmed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D), David Frazee (Orphan Black), Michael Hurst (Xena,” Spartacus), Tony Tilse (Underbelly) and Rick Jacobson (Xena,” Spartucus).
Ash vs Evil Dead is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio, who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
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.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) in the role of Ash Williams, 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 Ashs 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.
Raimi is directing the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead that he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), and Tom Spezialy (Chuck, Reaper, Desperate Housewives). Raimi will also serve as executive producer, with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) along with Craig DiGregorio (Workaholics, Chuck) who will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam (Spartacus) and Chloe Smith (Spartacus) will serve as producers.