Starz has released the first teaser for its upcoming "Evil Dead" sequel series, "Ash vs Evil Dead," and while it's short on plot, it's enough to get fans' chainsaws revving in excitement.
The brief clip is really meant to tout the reunion of the franchise's original masterminds, made up of creator/director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell, who are all producing the series. It also features the show's logo -- a callback to the original "Evil Dead" poster -- and yes, Campbell's character's infamous chainsaw arm.
The official synopsis, per Starz's press release:
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.
"Ash vs Evil Dead" also stars Lucy Lawless, Jill Marie Jones ("Sleepy Hollow"), Ray Santiago ("Touch," "Meet the Fockers"), and Dana DeLorenzo ("A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"). The series is set to premiere on Starz sometime later this year.
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