"Evil Dead" is Coming Back - to TV! Here's the Scoop
In case you hadn't heard, the Evil Dead movie franchise is making a comeback - but this time to television. The series is coming soon to Starz, complete with Bruce Campbell as Ash and Sam Raimi at the helm. I'm pretty excited! I love Bruce Campbell in pretty much anything, most recently in Burn Notice.
io9 pulled out some key quotes from a recent interview he did with EW about the upcoming series - including the expected (lots of blood, gore and "splatstick" comedy) and the unexpected (maybe a daughter for Ash?!):
On the gore:
"We're going to give people a little of the old fashioned splatstick—horror and comedy. The fans have been really good to us over the years. This is an opportunity to do something with full street cred… Something we're doing is taking the horror parts very seriously. We're not making fun of the horror aspects. And it's going to cause Ash—this crabby middle-aged man who doesn't want to get dragged back into this—a lot of problems. He's not the Ash he used to be… And the beauty of Starz is there's no content issues. Let's face it: Fans want the carnage and the mayhem. So we intend to give them quite the explosion of viscera. Most of it directed at me, unfortunately."
On the cast:
"It's a threesome, which is a good number. Since it's not cast yet, it would be silly to fully describe them. But they're supposed to be two very good counterparts. One is a male-bonding situation; the other is father-figure deal, since Ash could have a daughter the same age as this character. Hopefully we'll pull Ash out of his loner-veteran mode and get him back into being a human being again."
The link to the full io9 article is attached. It includes a link to the full interview on EW.