Starz picks up ‘Evil Dead’ series. Groovy.

Ordinarily I would groan at the idea of yet another movie being turned into a TV series, but I would watch the living CRAP out of a series based on the Evil Dead franchise if it was directed by Sam Raimi and starred Bruce Campbell.

And it will. On Starz. It’ll be called Ash vs. Evil Dead and it’ll be going down in 2015.

Campbell originally dropped word on plans for Evil Dead on the small screen back at Comic-Con and it turns out he was not just whistling Dixie.

Here’s how THR describes the show (the pilot of which will be directed by Raimi and co-written by Raimi and his brother Ivan)

“Campbell reprises his role as the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last three decades 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.”

Ok, you had me at “Campbell reprises his role.” Now, let’s head down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch!

(via: THR)

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