Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3

You know you’re about to see something crazy when Bruce Campbell comes out on stage wearing a Hugh Hefner-like pimp suit. That was just the first of many amazing surprises in store for us at the Ash vs Evil Dead panel Saturday afternoon at New York Comic-Con.

There was already an air of anticipation in the Hammerstein Ballroom in the moments leading up to the cast’s entrance on stage. But luckily we didn’t have to stare at a blank screen or listen to a hype man try to pump up the crowd. On the screen in an endless loop was a vintage clip of a bobcat mascot in a high school hallway staring menacingly at the camera from a distance. Then in the next moment, there’s a jump cut with the mascot much closer to the camera. This time it had blood streaming from its eye sockets. Just like that, the audience was hooked. And it wasn’t even time for the panel yet. This was idle time!

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Ash vs Evil Dead Season two ending

Showrunner Craig DiGregorio recently left Ash vs Evil Dead over creative differences. The screenwriter behind My Name is Bruce and a few episodes of Daredevil and Battlestar GalacticaMark Verheiden, is now leading the way on season three. From DiGregorio’s perspective, he had to make to make too many comprises during season two, and the biggest disagreement he had may have come down to the ending.

Below, learn the original Ash vs Evil Dead season two ending (SPOILERS ahead).

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Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 featurette & key art

The first season of Ash vs. Evil Dead came to a spectacularly bloody end back in January, but the battle isn’t over for our favorite Deadite killer. A new featurette reveals just what Ash and his pals have been up to since then, and teases what’s waiting for them upon their return to Ash’s hometown of Elk Grove in season 2. The video also offers a glimpse at new characters like Ash’s dad Brock (Lee Majors) and Ash’s childhood BFF Chet (Ted Raimi). Watch the Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2 featurette and check out some Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2 key art below.  Read More »

evil dead 4 - bruce campbell

In retrospect, it’s obvious why Evil Dead 4 never came together. Sure, Army of Darkness is beloved now, but it was a box office whimper back in 1992. And then director Sam Raimi became one of the biggest and busiest filmmakers in Hollywood with the original Spider-Man trilogy. And then Drag Me to Hell, a spiritual cousin of sorts to the Evil Dead movies, was a financial bust. The external factors alone, including a very good remake, made a big screen continuation the original Evil Dead series feel nearly impossible.

Of course, the new adventures of Bruce Campbell‘s chainsaw-armed demon hunter have found a new home on Starz with Ash vs. Evil Dead, which is set to return for its second season this fall. In the meantime, the first season has just hit Blu-ray and DVD and Raimi has revealed some of the abandoned concepts for the never-made Evil Dead 4. It seems that various creative issues also kept this project from finding life.

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Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 teaser

Starz presented a panel for season two of Ash vs Evil Dead, their series based on the Evil Dead films. Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless and producer Robert Tapert spoke with reporters in roundtables, where Tapert stated that the current focus is to produce more seasons of the TV series. However, success means a fourth movie is more likely down the line than it would have been without a TV show.

“Yes, the focus is on more seasons of the show,” Tapert said. “Sam [Raimi], bless him, talked about doing Evil Dead as a movie for many, many years and teased the fans forever and a day. Finally when the day came, we went, ‘Well, we think it might be better as a TV show.’ That was other people who thought that and Bruce really welcomed the idea and I welcomed the idea because Bruce said, ‘Look, I did three movies. I’m not certain I knew my last name so at least in a TV show I get to explore the character and who he is and all that more.’ Is there a movie out there that we are thinking about that would continue on that would merge everything? There certainly are those thoughts starting to percolate.”

Campbell, ever the showman, joined Raimi in keeping hope for a new film alive. “One feeds the other,” Campbell said. “The movies were dead. Now the TV show comes back, the movies come back to life. It’s funny how that works.”  Read More »

Ash vs Evil Dead

San Diego Comic-Con tries its best to stay family-friendly. Every once in a while, the powers that be deem some footage too mature for kids in attendance. That’s what happened with the latest trailer for Ash vs Evil Dead season two, which features plenty of limbs flying through the air and some great, messy practical blood effects.

Below, watch the Ash vs Evil Dead Banned Comic Con trailer.

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Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 teaser

Starz was so high on Ash vs. Evil Dead, they renewed it for a second season before the first season even premiered. And they’re so thrilled about that second season, they’re wasting no time showing it off. Though Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2 won’t premiere for another few months, Starz has just served up the first deliciously gory teaser trailer and image.  Read More »

Ash vs Evil Dead

Starz presented to the Television Critics Association this morning and Starz CEO Chris Albrecht announced new series collaborations with Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alejandro Brugués. We asked the status of the second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead, which was greenlit before the season one premiere. Albrecht says development is moving full speed ahead.  Read More »

Ash vs Evil Dead clip

Sam Raimi finally gave us more Evil Dead, and not just another movie but a whole TV series. He even directed the pilot of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, starring Bruce Campbell, but of course Sam Raimi is a movie director. He can’t run a show full time, so he found an experienced show runner.

Craig DiGregorio has worked on Chuck, Reaper, Workaholics and more. He was on a panel with Raimi and Campbell for the Television Critics Association this summer, where Campbell characteristically took over and Raimi modestly downplayed his greatest contributions. We got to speak with DiGregorio at length about Ash Vs. Evil Dead, which picks up Ash today living in a trailer and working at Value Stop when he reads from the Necronomicon he’s kept all these years. Lucy Lawless also stars as Ruby, the daughter of Professor Nowby, whose incantation Ash played in the cabin. Hit the jump for the Ash Vs Evil Dead Interview with showrunner Craig DiGregorio.

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Welcome back to Sequel Bits, the round-up of anything and everything sequel-related. In today’s edition:

  • The stars of Hocus Pocus 2 joke around about a sequel.
  • The star of The Goonies ponders a follow-up.
  • Sam Raimi offers an update on that Evil Dead crossover.
  • Jurassic World continues to make insane money at home.
  • And a whole bunch of Spectre updates.

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