Dread Central recently chatted with Bruce Campbell ("Burn Notice") about reprising his Ash role for Starz's Ash Vs. Evil Dead 10-episode television series.
When the show begins, Ash will be more grizzled and fiesty. The man just wants to be left alone. He is haunted by his past involving the supernatural and he forced to come out of his comfort zone when the evil dead begin terrorizing the Earth.
In it we are introduced to a nomadic Ash, a figure who’s not only haunted by traumatic memories but also terrorized by the unwelcome continuance of Deadite attacks, which have followed him to the myriad Midwestern trailer parks he’s been forced to call home. In an effort to eke out an existence and in keeping with his previous choice of career, the character spends his days working at Ted’s Superclub as a stock room trainee and, in true Ash fashion, his evenings chasing skirt in roadside bars. - Dread Central
Sadly, the show can't be all about Ash. He's got some new sidekicks for the show. Ray Santiago is playing an "idealistic immigrant Pablo Simon Bolivar” and Dana DeLorenzo is playing “Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past." They will have their "own series of missions." Campbell says the writers have crafter an "epic tale" and they "are planning for five seasons.”
Horror genre has been successful on television, just look at The Walking Dead. “We are competitive with ‘The Walking Dead,’ like, ‘We’ll show those f**kers!’ [Our] Deadites are very clever," Campbell explained. "They not stupid shufflers. They can mimic people; they can drive cars. They’re a fun threat. They [‘The Walking Dead’] are right up there [though] with being responsible for the current resurgence [of horror].”
Ash vs. Evil Dead begins filming this spring and will air later this year.