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Bruce Campbell is set to star in new Evil Dead TV series

07.28.2014

There's a lot up in the air for all things EVIL DEAD and as far as I'm concerned, that's a good thing! Whether or not any of these come to fruition . . . well, we've heard talk about Evil Dead news before, so let's get right to it. For those of you who were fans of the EVIL DEAD remake (I certainly was), last we heard was that director Fede Alvarez had a sci-fi project in the works, but still had some ideas regarding a sequel to EVIL DEAD.  While I would love to see a sequel that explores new territory, mum's been the word as of late.

That brings us to the originators themselves, Saim Raimi and Bruce Campbell.  The initial plan was for Raimi to finally give the fans what they want with a sequel to ARMY OF DARKNESS.  Not suprisingly, that news has fallen by the wayside in light of the announcement made at Comic Con that Raimi is looking to create an Evil Dead TV series.  There weren't a lot details given about that, but many were left wondering if that would negate the ARMY OF DARKNESS sequel that was in the works, follow the remake, or be its own entity!  It looks like we have a better idea at the direction they may be taking thanks to a Twitter response from Bruce Campbell.

Given that he's beeing groomed as the lead (that's kind of a shocker, actually), I imagine the TV show may follow the events proceeding ARMY OF DARKNESS.  Whether or not we still get a film variation is anyone's guess, but at least we know that a whole heap of charm and chin is in order.

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9:17AM on 07/29/2014

This will take place after AoD

This will take place after AoD. Ash's age will be a product of him coming back from medieval times.

Don't expect the show to be Ash in the woods, in a cabin all alone.

The show will be Ash working at S Mart by day and hunting deadites by night.

He will have a group of teens/early 20 somethings that will help him fight Deadites.

Expect Raimi to direct and write ONLY the first episode. Also expect his brother to have a minor role in the series as well. Sam Raimi will only be a
This will take place after AoD. Ash's age will be a product of him coming back from medieval times.

Don't expect the show to be Ash in the woods, in a cabin all alone.

The show will be Ash working at S Mart by day and hunting deadites by night.

He will have a group of teens/early 20 somethings that will help him fight Deadites.

Expect Raimi to direct and write ONLY the first episode. Also expect his brother to have a minor role in the series as well. Sam Raimi will only be a producer, like he was with Hercules. The rest of the series will be written by the other Raimi brothers and other people.

Don't expect this to be on any other channel than Sci-Fi (I refuse to call it syfy) or FX. I don't think AMC has extra time slots lying around. Don't worry about this landing on Fox, NBC, ABC or any other lame channels door. This show will be about as gory as Walking Dead, gorier if they can be picked up by HBO or Showtime.
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9:14AM on 07/29/2014
There is so much untouched lore they can do with Ash and the Evil Dead universe. I am really excited to see what they do with this.
There is so much untouched lore they can do with Ash and the Evil Dead universe. I am really excited to see what they do with this.
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3:14AM on 07/29/2014
If they can find a way to have him battling Deadites whilst falling through time periods there'd be scope for an amusingly violent series. The effects wouldn't need to be massively expensive - I think most fans of Evil Dead appreciate the feel of the film series' practical effects. Be interesting to see where they go with this.
If they can find a way to have him battling Deadites whilst falling through time periods there'd be scope for an amusingly violent series. The effects wouldn't need to be massively expensive - I think most fans of Evil Dead appreciate the feel of the film series' practical effects. Be interesting to see where they go with this.
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11:06PM on 07/28/2014
I could see this working, especially with Bruce Campbell signing on to play Ash.
I could see this working, especially with Bruce Campbell signing on to play Ash.
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10:27PM on 07/28/2014
I guess with Burn Notice long over, Bruce needs something new to do and I wouldn't mind an Evil Dead R rated series style. Also, kinda want him as Sully in the Uncharted movie.
I guess with Burn Notice long over, Bruce needs something new to do and I wouldn't mind an Evil Dead R rated series style. Also, kinda want him as Sully in the Uncharted movie.
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9:25PM on 07/28/2014
Evil Dead 1 & 2 are based on one night event, right? Why not 24 style? Evil Dead the series from 8pm to 9pm. and so on.
Evil Dead 1 & 2 are based on one night event, right? Why not 24 style? Evil Dead the series from 8pm to 9pm. and so on.
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8:06PM on 07/28/2014

A serie

I would follow this for sure!!
I would follow this for sure!!
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5:42PM on 07/28/2014
Totally down for a weekly dose of The Ash man. I just hope that seeing it every week doesn't become overkill and they can somehow keep it fresh.
Totally down for a weekly dose of The Ash man. I just hope that seeing it every week doesn't become overkill and they can somehow keep it fresh.
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5:16PM on 07/28/2014

Could be awesome....

Could be awesome if it takes place 20 yrs down the road, and if it is on a network that will let them turn up the gore and expletives. HBO, Showtime, Netflix, or a network with that type of freedom would have to be behind it. If its toned down it will suck skeleton balls. Interested to see how this plays out.
Could be awesome if it takes place 20 yrs down the road, and if it is on a network that will let them turn up the gore and expletives. HBO, Showtime, Netflix, or a network with that type of freedom would have to be behind it. If its toned down it will suck skeleton balls. Interested to see how this plays out.
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4:48PM on 07/28/2014
i'm kinda looking forward to this it sounds like it could be really great im just worried they will fuck it up
i'm kinda looking forward to this it sounds like it could be really great im just worried they will fuck it up
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4:37PM on 07/28/2014
I'm torn, like a deadite on the wrong end of a chainsaw. I still love the original trilogy, and having Campbell don the chainsaw and smirk again would be amazing, but there is a little pit in my stomach that makes me worried. I guess we'll have to play the waiting game.
I'm torn, like a deadite on the wrong end of a chainsaw. I still love the original trilogy, and having Campbell don the chainsaw and smirk again would be amazing, but there is a little pit in my stomach that makes me worried. I guess we'll have to play the waiting game.
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