Lucy Lawless To Co-Star In Evil Dead Sequel By Starz

Starz has announced that actress Lucy Lawless will co-star in the upcoming Ash vs. Evil Dead series.

A sequel to Sam Raimi's Evil Dead film series, the television sequel will also reunite Raimi and series star Bruce Campbell. Taking place several decades after the original Evil Dead, the 10-part series finds Ash (Campbell) avoiding all manner of responsibility and work. But when the malicious Deadites resurface, Ash must re-embrace his destiny as the Earth's protector. 

Lawless joins the cast as Ruby, a mysterious figure dead-set on crushing the uprising at any cost. The only problem is, she believes Ash is the source of the Evil's resurgence. 

The premium cable series is also a reunion for Lawless and Raimi, who worked together on Xena: Warrior Princess and Spartacus.

Ash vs. The Evil Dead hits Starz in late 2015.