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Old 07-25-14, 07:12 PM
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Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) -- Season 1 Thread -- premieres 10/31/2015

Sam Raimi made a surprise announcement today at Comic-Con that he and his brother Ted are working on a new Evil Dead TV series, and that Bruce Campbell is also involved.

No other details are available, but I'm hoping for something more in the spirit (no pun intended) of EDII and Army of Darkness than the recent remake.

This could be groovy.
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Yo, she-bitch! I'm in!
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Assuming this'll make its way to at least a basic cable or premium network. Doubt it'll be suitable for network television.
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Assuming this'll make its way to at least a basic cable or premium network. Doubt it'll be suitable for network television.
I was thinking the same thing, there is no way it would be on network TV. If it goes to basic cable, I think FX or maybe SyFy would be good.
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Please be more than just a horror anthology series with Ash introducing episodes
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El Rey Network could be a good fit as a companion show to From Dusk Till Dawn. The director of the Evil Dead remake, Fede Alvarez, even did an episode of FDTD, so maybe some discussion came of it.
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Looks like Bruce is going to be the star: http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/331...il-dead-series
Old 07-27-14, 05:31 PM
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Obviously riding on the back of the success of Walking Dead

I am a huge Bruce and Evil Dead fan, but i don't want the genre to be saturated on TV to the point that all the shows fail and get cancelled. I would prefer a few quality shows in the genre
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So for those keeping track we have an Evil Dead series in the works, a Scream series in the works, a Friday the 13th series in the works, and From Dusk till Dawn already airing. Should be interesting to see how many of these actually make it to series.
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re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz, premieres 10/31/2015)

Groovy, it's going to be called "Ash vs. The Evil Dead" and air on Starz.

From Deadline.com:

http://deadline.com/2014/11/the-evil...rz-1201280595/

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 Vs. 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.

Raimi will direct the first episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, which he co-wrote with his brother Ivan Raimi (Darkman) and Tom Spezialy (Chuck). “Evil Dead has always been a blast,” Raimi said. “Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”

Ash vs. Evil Dead also reunites Sam Raimi and Tapert with Starz where they executive produced the pay cable network’s first scripted hit, drama Spartacus. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce the series, and Aaron Lam (Spartacus) will serve as producer.
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Wow. That sounds surprisingly fun.
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re: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz, premieres 10/31/2015)

With Raimi being hands-on and Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash I'm definitely interested now.
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Sweet!! With only Outlander, Power , Da Vinci's Demons and Black Sails as their main originals, Starz needed something more, especially for the geek and younger audience. None of those other originals, despite being renewed and getting mostly good reviews had much internet buzz.

I guess this eliminates the possible Jesse and Sam Axe Burn Notice spinoff for the foreseeable future.
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I can't believe this is really happening. There's so much talk with this film series and nothing ever seems to happen.
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Sweet!! With only Outlander, Power , Da Vinci's Demons and Black Sails as their main originals, Starz needed something more, especially for the geek and younger audience. None of those other originals, despite being renewed and getting mostly good reviews had much internet buzz.

I guess this eliminates the possible Jesse and Sam Axe Burn Notice spinoff for the foreseeable future.
I pretty much figured that was DOA after the series finale aired and no one made a comment about it.
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This is unexpected, but amazing news. Can't wait to see what they've got in store for us.

I know there were rumblings of Evil Dead 2 being followed by Army of Darkness 2 and then a seventh film where Ash and Mia meet up. I wonder what impact the show will have on the future of the movie series.
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http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...mpbell/325721/

According to the official press release, which tvbythenumbers posted, it's 10 30-minute episodes.
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http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...mpbell/325721/

According to the official press release, which tvbythenumbers posted, it's 10 30-minute episodes.
Yes, but that's 30 minutes with no commercials...almost as long as a WALKING DEAD episode these days.
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So does it come after Army of Darkness? The S-Mart ending?
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This is unexpected, but amazing news. Can't wait to see what they've got in store for us.

I know there were rumblings of Evil Dead 2 being followed by Army of Darkness 2 and then a seventh film where Ash and Mia meet up. I wonder what impact the show will have on the future of the movie series.
I have to believe that the idea of connecting the reboot and the original series is dead with this news. I'm not really sure if they were ever serious about that idea.
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
So does it come after Army of Darkness? The S-Mart ending?
That's the million dollar question. The little synopsis makes it sound like they'll use the S-Mart ending but I do know that Sam and Bruce prefer the alternate ending.
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I've always been in the minority that prefers The Evil Dead over Evil Dead 2 but I'd definitely watch this new series if/when it happens. It sounds like it's a fun idea!

So I guess Campbell won't co-star in the Uncharted movie then or has that thing pretty much died at this point?
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
So does it come after Army of Darkness? The S-Mart ending?
They've always played pretty fast and loose with continuity in this franchise. Evil Dead 2 is a reboot/sequel to The Evil Dead and Army of Darkness starts off differently than Evil Dead 2 ended. With this franchise you pretty much just pick and choose whatever continuity you want to follow, lol.

It wouldn't surprise me if they started Ash vs. Evil Dead where the original ending left off (with Ash oversleeping), although going with the S-Mart ending would probably make for a cheaper budget and since most people are familiar with the S-Mart ending and not the original ending they might just continue from the S-Mart ending for simplicity sake.

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I have to believe that the idea of connecting the reboot and the original series is dead with this news. I'm not really sure if they were ever serious about that idea.
I wonder why they even bothered having Ash show up in the post-credit teaser if they weren't at least seriously contemplating connecting the reboot and original series. I suppose it's possible that they do the television series and sequel to the reboot and then make a movie that connects the two. One can dream...

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I've always been in the minority that prefers The Evil Dead over Evil Dead 2 but I'd definitely watch this new series if/when it happens. It sounds like it's a fun idea!
You're not alone. Aside from some key parts like the laughing room, hand possession, and chainsaw arm I generally prefer The Evil Dead over Evil Dead 2. I just pretend that The Evil Dead happens in its entirety and then Evil Dead 2 picks up with Ash being thrown across the forest and the stuff with just his girlfriend and him never really happened. Don't get me wrong, the second movie is fun and I like it a lot, but it became a little too tongue in cheek for me at times which is why I prefer the first. I just think it's better overall, especially with respect to storytelling, atmosphere, effects, acting, and cast chemistry. I do love me some Army of Darkness though!

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Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
They've always played pretty fast and loose with continuity in this franchise. Evil Dead 2 is a reboot/sequel to The Evil Dead and Army of Darkness starts off differently than Evil Dead 2 ended. With this franchise you pretty much just pick and choose whatever continuity you want to follow, lol.

It wouldn't surprise me if they started Ash vs. Evil Dead where the original ending left off (with Ash oversleeping), although going with the S-Mart ending would probably make for a cheaper budget and since most people are familiar with the S-Mart ending and not the original ending they might just continue from the S-Mart ending for simplicity sake.



I wonder why they even bothered having Ash show up in the post-credit teaser if they weren't at least seriously contemplating connecting the reboot and original series. I suppose it's possible that they do the television series and sequel to the reboot and then make a movie that connects the two. One can dream...



You're not alone. Aside from some key parts like the laughing room, hand possession, and chainsaw arm I generally prefer The Evil Dead over Evil Dead 2. I just pretend that The Evil Dead happens in its entirety and then Evil Dead 2 picks up with Ash being thrown across the forest and the stuff with just his girlfriend and him never really happened. Don't get me wrong, the second movie is fun and I like it a lot, but it became a little too tongue in cheek for me at times which is why I prefer the first. I just think it's better overall, especially with respect to storytelling, atmosphere, effects, acting, and cast chemistry. I do love me some Army of Darkness though!
Evil Dead 2 isn't a reboot, the beginning is just a recap of the first one, but they didn't have rights to actually use footage, so they did an abridged recap. What you pretend is the way it actually is, the second movie picks up right where the first movie ends.

I'm honestly in shock that this is actually happening. After YEARS of talk about ED4/AoD2 and nothing coming about, when I first heard the talk about the TV show, I took it with a shaker full of salt. But to see it actually ordered to series is unbelievable.

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