Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his chainsaw will be sticking around to fight deadites for at least two seasons, with Starz giving the go-ahead to a second season of Ash vs Evil Dead, ahead of its series premiere this Halloween.
According to the network, the early renewal came as a result of “strong fan, affiliate and distributor demand for the highly-anticipated premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead.”
“One season isn’t enough to satisfy the fans’ two decade-long appetite for more Ash,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “The early fan and press support, along with the international broadcaster demand for more story have made it clear that the adventures of Ash Williams can’t end with season one.”
The 10-episode series will catch up with 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.
Original Evil Dead series creator Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell executive produced the first season of the series.
Ash vs Evil Dead premieres on Halloween, Saturday, October 31 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Starz.
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