Starz has released a new image from the upcoming season of Ash vs Evil Dead, featuring (from left to rigt) Ruby (Lucy Lawless), Ash (Bruce Campbell), Pablo (Ray Santiago), and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) standing together, preparing to face their next demonic challenger. The caption reads: "The Ghostbeaters are ready for Season 2. Hope Evil likes it rough."
The image is a bit perplexing because at the end of the first season Ruby revealed that she wrote the Necronomicon and unleashed evil upon the Earth. So, why is Ash and his sidekicks teaming up with her? Could it be that Ruby was actually possessed and is now cleansed of the evil spirit? Or, could it be that Ruby has unleashed an evil so powerful that she needs Ash's help in defeating it or getting in under control?
The second season of the STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead will be 10 half-hour episodes. The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.
Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski
Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as producers.
Season 2 of Ash vs Evil Dead will premiere later this year.