"Ash vs. Evil Dead" is dead.
Starz is canceling the horror comedy starring Bruce Campbell after three seasons. The April 29 finale will serve as the series ender.
The show was a continuation of the "Evil Dead" movie franchise. Campbell played Ash Williams, the hero with a chainsaw for a hand who fought against legions of the undead. Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Lucy Lawless also starred.
"Ash vs. Evil Dead" premiere Halloween 2015 to decent buzz, thanks to the films' cult following and the involvement of original movie director Sam Raimi, who executive produced the series and helmed the pilot episode.
But February's Season 3 premiere was watched by just 225,000 viewers. The April 15 episode was watched by an even lower 175,000."'Ash vs. Evil Dead' has been the ride of a lifetime," Campbell said in a statement. "Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with 'Evil Dead' partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to give our tireless fans another taste of the outrageous horror/comedy they demanded. I will always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers."