Evil Dead-Series is happening!

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Der Ami-PayTV-Kanal Starz hat die Evil Dead-Serie gekauft, die Sam Raimi auf der ComicCon angekündigt hatte. EVIL DEAD THE SERIES IS HAPPENING!

The channel said in a news release that this 10-episode series, planned for next year, would find Ash as a “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.” But, the release added, “when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal.”

Mr. Raimi will direct the first episode of “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” which he wrote with his brother, Ivan Raimi. The producers include Rob Tapert, who produced “The Evil Dead” movies as well as “Spartacus,” the popular Starz series that was no less teeming with viscera.

NYTimes: ‘Evil Dead’ to Rise Again as Starz Series. HOLY CRAP!

[update] Bestätigung von Deadline: ‘The Evil Dead’ Series From Sam Raimi Ordered By Starz, Bruce Campbell Stars

The Evil Dead movie franchise has officially crossed over to television with a 10-episode straight-to-series order from Starz for a 2015 premiere. Titled Ash Sam RaimiVs. Evil Dead, the followup to the classic film franchise reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell who will serve as executive producers.

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.