Starz Announces Comic-Con 2015 Plans for ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ and ‘Outlander’
Starz has released their plans for San Diego Comic Con 2015 and they’re bringing Outlander back as well as holding a panel for the highly anticipated, soon-to-premiere series, Ash vs. Evil Dead.
The network is set to host panels for fan favorite Outlander and highly anticipated series that brings Bruce Campbell back to the Evil Dead franchise,Ash vs. Evil Dead. Both panels will feature appearances by castmembers and creators, including Sam Raimi, Ronald D. Moore, Bruce Campbell, Sam Heughan and more.
According to the official announcement from Starz, Ash Vs. Evil Dead‘s panel will take place Friday, July 10 in Room 6A from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M., Series stars Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless, along with creators and executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are confirmed to attend. The Outlander panel will take place in Ballroom 20 on Saturday, July 11 from 4:00 – 4:45 P.M. Executive producer Ronald D. Moore, author Diana Gabaldon and stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are all set to appear.
You can read the official descriptions for both series’ below:
‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Synopsis
“Ash vs Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, 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 Ash’s 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.
“Outlander” spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure as it follows Claire Randall, a married WWII combat nurse who mistakenly falls back in time to 1743. As the season continues, Claire and Jamie’s relationship is tested and Claire must reconcile her modern mindset with this 18th century world. Ruthless redcoats, volatile clan politics, and a brutal witch trial force Jamie and Claire to escape to a new home. Just when their life as a married couple begins to take shape, Jamie is once again drawn into Captain Randall’s darkness. Ultimately, Claire discovers there is a fate worse than death as she struggles to save Jamie’s heart, as well as his soul.
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