Starz has released a full one-minute trailer for its upcoming horror thriller Ash Vs Evil Dead. The series will mark the return of Bruce Campbell as the one-handed, chainsaw wielding killing machine.
The highly anticipated horror comedy begins 30 years after the 1992 blockbuster Army Of Darkness, the third movie in the Evil Dead. The series will feature the goriest battle between humans and the demons that are spreading the deadite plague.
Ashley Williams, now an ageing Lothario and a stock man, lives an unknown life only to forget his bloody and horrific past. However, fate forces him to put on the chainsaw and kill the deadites who have become a threat and are wiping out humans.
Campbell, the producer of the upcoming Starz show, is teaming up with Sam Raimi, the director of the cult horror comedy Evil Dead. "I think the first episode of "Ash vs Evil Dead" may be my favorite project with Sam. I did a lot of cameos in a lot of things with him over the years. But, this project involved us getting back together for the first time in a long time," the 57-year-old actor and producer told MLive.
The series will be based on Michigan but Campbell explains that "The entire show is shot in New Zealand, but takes place in Michigan." He also dismissed any plans for an evil dead movie in the future.
"There was a big demand for another movie. But, we didn't think "Evil Dead" needed to be a $100 million dollar project. I had been doing a lot as a TV actor and director, so we decided to do it from a TV perspective," he told the website. Ash vs Evil Dead will premiere during Halloween on 31 October on Starz Network.
Here is the official synopsis of the horror series: "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."