Starz has recently announced that Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 is to be renewed in 2017, even though Season 2 has just started this month. Did the network see the American horror series a big potential to surpass Season 1’s success or not at all?
Recently, the network declared Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 renewal for airing next year during the New York Comic Con. Based on their confirmation, the new season will only have 10 episodes slated to air in 2017.
The success will remain a big question unless Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 ends and receives great feedback. But by this time, the viewers need to watch every episode starting this month to evaluate whether Starz’s advance initiative to renew the American horror series is an agreeable move or a fatal mistake. Since the network has already made the decision, the show’s fate will rely on how Season 2 performs.
According to Forbes, the longevity of the series does not merely rely on the demographics because the show is made accessible on Over-The-Top (OTT) services like Amazon. Due to the series’ availability in these platforms, the network remained confident in gathering around 1 to 2 million viewers that are still watching Season 1 online. Yet this number is only based on Season 1. As for Season 2, no affirmed assessment yet is available as the show has just started.
Given these options, Starz has definitely foreseen the same performance for Season 2 as well, especially that the show earned a score of 436,000 viewers when Season 1 premiered. Various sources have also cited that the Ash vs Evil Season 2 teaser reached 440,000 viewers. That is 6,000 lesser than the earlier release. Consequently, the network acknowledged that Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 renewal is necessary.
Yet a few thousand viewer difference may say that Season 3 might not reach the same number compared to the new season demo weeks ago. Furthermore, Forbes explained that the early episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 do not even reach an A- or A grade. They described the series’ first two episodes as something in between B- to B quality. That clearly means that the show failed to impress the audience with the premiere per se, although it has remained consistent with the manner of storytelling for two seasons now.
Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 premieres sometime in fall 2017. It stars Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Ted Raimi and Lee Majors.
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