‘Evil Dead’ TV Series to Star Bruce Campbell (If It Happens)

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The biggest news out of any San Diego Comic-Con typically comes from the panels focused on the major studios’ upcoming tent-pole releases, and this year’s Con was no different, with impressive footage and reveals for some hotly-anticipated properties like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Avengers: Age of Ultron as well as an eye-popping first look at Mad Max: Fury Road.

Some interesting news also surfaced away from the main attractions, such as the surprise announcement that Universal and Legendary will be making a King Kong prequel called Skull Island, and in the realm of the hilariously bizarre, Sam Raimi announced an Evil Dead TV series to be developed by the director, his brother Ivan and original star Bruce Campbell.

Well, late last night Campbell himself tweeted the following response to a fan claiming he’ll only watch the show if the star returns:

So if the show actually happens, and if Bruce Campbell ends up starring, it’s really only logical to presume that the actor will indeed reprise his role as Ash, the everyday Joe who crosses paths with the Necronomicon, fights hordes of evil, reanimated corpses and demons, and winds up battling an army of skeletons in the 1300s in Army of Darkness.

We’ve already covered the basic questions of just how an Evil Dead show would work, with the main question of when in the original trilogy it would take place apparently answered. With Raimi attending the SDCC’s Screen Gems panel to mainly talk about his video game adaptation The Last of Us, there were no hard details available.

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And just because Campbell has promised to star, doesn’t mean he’ll be playing Ash – that’s fan speculation and/or hopefulness. One unknown is just where the 2013 Evil Dead remake fits into the television series, if it does at all. The remake was supposedly going to crossover with the original films somehow, but details on that idea were never released.

Given the geek-love many fans still have for both Raimi and Campbell (with the recent mixed reaction to Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 perhaps burnishing fans’ affection for Sam Raimi’s Spider-flicks), it’s hard to argue against a TV series version of the splattery, B-movie fun of the Evil Dead universe. And if Bruce Campbell is really set to star, a die-hard audience would certainly tune in to the premiere.

What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Do you want to see Bruce Campbell reprise his role as Ash on the small screen?

The Evil Dead TV series is still in extremely early development.

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  1. Groovy

    • Dang it, beat me to it.

  2. Jane Levy to co-star?

  3. I’d watch, even if he wasn’t in it as a cast member.

    I feel like I’m on a lonely island though, separated from other Raimi fans because the only Raimi stuff I’ve hated so far were the Spider-Man trilogy.

    Wouldn’t it be fun if Darkman was rebooted for a new generation?

  4. obviously, its all hes got.

    • He could always post disparaging remarks on entertainment sites.

  5. It would be good. He should put it on the El Ray network. Have Rodriguez produce it and make it like the from dusk til dawn series.

  6. Hail to the King Baby

  7. you had me at hello.

  8. As much as I like Campbell the guy hasn’t aged well. Is hegoing to be like a mentor to a younger group or something? I can’t sse him as a butt kicking action guy anymore.

  9. damn i was hoping for evil dead 4

  10. I’d love for it to happen and hope it will. Campbell deserves his own series to star in.

  11. Bruce, Jeffrey Donovan and the chick from the ED re-make. Ash as the mentor occasionally kicking ass, the other 2 kicking most of the ass.

  12. I would absolutely check it out, Bruce is always entertaining, but seeing him playing Ash again would be a genuine treat.

  13. This should have already happened a few years ago. Anyway, it is exciting to hear there is a possibility of something like this.

  14. Awesome!!!

  15. Please Bruce campbell return as Ashley James Williams in evil dead tv series

  16. Can’t wait. Bruce is amazing!

  17. Bring on the oatmeal! The first film remains my favorite,I can imagine the budget of that whole movie is nothing to an average TV scifi episode. Go big,go gross,go scary. Realism be damned.

  18. I so wanna see an Evil Dead series, Bruce Campbell (Ash) is the only one that could play the role faithfully!