The fans have clamored for a new Evil Dead movie forever, not the reboot we got several years ago, but one more movie with Bruce Campbell, the chainsaw hand, the oceans of blood, and Sam Raimi in the director’s chair.
Well horror fans may be getting their wish, but on cable, where Evil Dead has a good shot at really delivering, especially with Campbell back in the lead. In fact, here’s the first official image, which comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and Collider.
The basic story is Ash has spent many years away from fighting the Evil Dead until they threaten to destroy the world again, forcing him back into action.
This will be a ten-episode show, and it’s currently filming in New Zealand with original Dead alumni Raimi and Rob Tapert. (Mrs. Rob Tapert, Lucy Lawless, will be appearing on the show as well.
As a long time horror fan, I think it’s going to be great fun to see Campbell battling the Evil Dead again, and his return to the franchise is long overdue.