This fall has a lot of interesting offerings for fans that includes series continuations of Limitless and Minority Report, as well as a new take on The Muppets. However, there are no shows, particularly of the genre variety, that are perhaps more fascinating and potentially exciting than Ash vs. Evil Dead.
A follow-up to the film franchise starring Bruce Campbell and created by Sam Raimi, the new Starz series, as we’ve discussed before, seems like the most insanely over the top program to grace television screens this fall. Now, with less than two months to go before the series premiere, the network has unleashed some more details about the show in the form of titles and synopsis for episodes 1-9.
Found on the Encore website by Bloody-Disgusting, the descriptions of each episode are vague enough to avoid spoiling too much, though viewers who want to go into the series with no idea of what to expect may want to skip reading them.
Ep 101 – El Jefe
Ash is baaack! 30 years after his last Deadite fight, badass blowhard Ash Williams unleashes the Evil in an act of stoned stupidity, bringing Deadite mayhem into his life again.
Ep 102 – Bait
Special Agent Fisher is tracking Ash. Pablo gets his first taste of blood in a manic battle, and a revelation changes Kelly’s life forever.
Ep 103 – Books From Beyond
A mysterious woman finds the destruction at Kelly’s parents’ farm. Meanwhile, Ash, Pablo and Kelly reach Books from Beyond with the Necronomicon and Fisher finds herself in another terrifying, inexplicable situation.
Ep 104 – Brujo
Ruby helps Fisher and reveals her family’s connection to the Evil Dead. Ash and team follow a clue from the demon Eligos, but Kelly pays a price.
Ep 105 – The Host
Kelly’s current state puts others in jeopardy. This forces Pablo to make a brave move and Ash to reveal a new side to his character. Ruby and Fisher join forces in pursuit of Ash.
Ep 106 – The Killer of Killers
Thanks to his drug-induced vision, Ash knows what to do with the Necronomicon. Pablo and Kelly notice something ominous. Ash promises to visit Lem, but Fisher shows up for an almighty showdown with her former boss.
Ep 107 – Fire In The Hole
Ash, Pablo and Kelly, now joined by Fisher, arrive at the survivalist camp in the midst of chaos and must go to extreme measures to escape. Meanwhile, more is revealed of Ruby’s mission.
Ep 108 – Ashes To Ashes
Ash attempts to bury the book to end the Evil, but first he must contend with other, more physical things from his past. Fisher faces a horrific change in Ash.
Ep 109 – Bound In The Flesh
Ash battles someone all too familiar, and later hears a message from the Necronomicon. Meanwhile, the deadliest Deadite attacks.
Certainly titles like “Ashes to Ashes” and “Bound in the Flesh” are enough to whet our appetites, but some of these synopsis lines are just stellar. “Ash and team follow a clue from the demon Eligos,” tantalizingly reveals that fans can expect some demon action. Or how about, “Thanks to his drug-induced vision, Ash knows what to do with the Necronomicon“? Drug-induced vision, you say? Count us in!
The more we see of Ash vs. Evil Dead, the more excited we become. It’s hard to imagine that the most exciting series of the fall is one that could have easily gone the way of name-sake cash grab, but it really does seem like Raimi and co. are doing something interesting with the franchise for the latest instalment. They’re going there and then some, and the whole thing’s sure to be a blast when it all comes together this October.
Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres October 31st, 2015 on Starz.