First Casting News Drops For Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Ash posterHave you heard that there’s a new EVIL DEAD project on the horizon? No, it’s not EVIL DEAD 4. No, it’s not EVIL DEAD VS. MARVEL ZOMBIES (could you imagine!!!). It’s a TV project titled ASH VS. EVIL DEAD. The show is set for a ten-episode run as a STARZ original series, and casting news recently dropped (see press release below). Other good news is that Sam Raimi has directed the first episode and he wrote the pilot with Ivan Raimi. Read on for more info:

Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) will play the role of Pablo Simon Bolivar and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) will play Kelly Maxwell in the STARZ original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring and premiere on STARZ in late 2015.

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Pablo Simon Bolivar is an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick – a Sancho Panza to Ash’s Don Quixote. Pablo believes in Ash’s heroism even if Ash himself doesn’t.

Kelly Maxwell is a moody wild child trying to outrun her past. Reluctantly dragged into the fight against Evil with Ash and Pablo, Kelly finds a different kind of family with her fellow Deadite slayers.

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Santiago has recurred on television shows including “Bad Judge,” “Raising Hope,” and “Dexter”. Additional film credits also include Suburban Gothic, Sex Ed, In Time, American Son and Girlfight among others.

DeLorenzo’s previous television credits include “Sullivan & Son,” “Workaholics,”2 Broke Girls,” “Californication,”Growing Up Fisher” and “Eagleheart” among others.

Santiago and DeLorenzo join previously announced cast member Bruce Campbell (Ashley J. Williams).

The STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes. Bruce 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.

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Raimi will direct the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead” that he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper,” “Desperate Housewives”). Raimi will also serve as executive producer, along with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) will serve as producer.

What do ya think? How will the EVIL DEAD translate to the small screen?

Stay Bloody!!!

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