The Evil Dead TV series that was announced at San Diego Comic Con has found a network home. Thismeans it won’t just be a pilot produced and released into the ether for someone to hopefully make use of. The network Starz has given the show a ten-episode deal, with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell attached to the direct, produce and star, respectively, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
To be called Ash Vs. Evil dead, the series will follow-up the loved trilogy, and will have the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 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.
Speaking on the series, Raimi said, “Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it”