Sam Raimi is set to air his original and horrifying medium, “The Evil Dead,” for the small screen as Starz officially announced they’ve picked up the series. Read on to know more about this scoop.
In 2013, Fed Alvarez premiered his remake of Sam Raimi’s effectively gruesome and classic horror flick “Evil Dead,” and it came out as one of the successful remakes to date. Earlier this year, creator Sam Raimi made the announcement that “The Evil Dead” will be spreading its horror in the TV screens during the annual San Diego Comic-Con. There was so much positive feedback over the announcement that Bruce Campbell, the twisted version of a hero in the movie, even green lighted his return should the small screen version pan out. The creative yet entertainingly ghastly effect of apocalyptic and gory movies seems to have taken the entertainment industry by storm. This is why it comes to no surprise that Starz made the announcement that they’ve picked up the airing for the small screen version of “The Evil Dead.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of U.S.’s premium networks, Starz, gave the go signal for the creation and adaptation of the original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” It basically serves “as a follow-up to the horror comedy film franchise,” and it was announced on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. It will be helmed by the original director Sam Raimi with producer Rob Tapert. The main star of the show will be Bruce Campbell, as it will run for over half an hour, and it is slated for released on 2015.
The official synopsis of the show was featured by Screen Rant:
Bruce Campbell [returns] 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.
Fans who clamored over the SDCC announcement are definitely more than pleased to know that the series will be running with 10 half-hour episodes by 2015.
That concludes our scoop on the TV comeback of Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead.” Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on your favorite TV series.
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