That's right, Starz announced today they will not be moving forward with a fourth season of one of the goriest and funniest series on television featuring Bruce Campbell as Ash "Ashy Slashy" Williams, a continuation to the successful Evil Dead movie franchise.
Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 will conclude with the finale on April 29.
From the moment Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 began, Cambell and his costars Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo have been kicking Evil's ass (and each other's) while they've been covered in gallons of goo and no doubt had the times of their lives.
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Campbell and his pal and director, Sam Raimi, had the idea to bring the franchise to television.
It is one of the few horror franchises that made the move
A continuation of the big-screen Evil Dead trilogy, Ash vs Evil Dead starred Campbell as chainsaw-handed hero Ash Williams, who ditched his duties as a stock boy to rejoin the fight against the undead. The supporting cast included Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Lucy Lawless.
Debuting on Halloween night in 2015, Ash vs Evil Dead earned positive buzz during its first season,
The upcoming season 3 finale, set to air Sunday, April 29, will now serve as the series finale.
The decision comes as Starz prepares to launch two new series next month, the Mexican-American family drama “Vida” and “Sweetbitter,” an adaptation of the 2016 Stephanie Danler novel about the New York City restaurant industry.
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“Ash vs. Evil Dead” starred Bruce Campbell — reprising his role as Ash Williams from the “Evil Dead” film franchise — alongside Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. “Evil Dead” filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert served as executive producers on the series alongside Campbell, Ivan Raimi and Rick Jacobson. Mark Verheiden was showrunner with producer Moira Grant.
Campbell and Raimi first teamed up for the original 1981 film “The Evil Dead.” Shot on a shoestring budget of approximately $350,000 in the woods of Tennessee, the film went on to gross over $2.4 million worldwide and achieved cult status.
The duo later reteamed for a series of sequels and a 2013 reboot before the TV series follow-up “Ash vs. Evil Dead” debuted on Starz in 2015 to critical acclaim.
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The series will air its third season finale on April 29, which will now serve as the series finale. The series saw Bruce Campbell reprise the role of Ash Williams, the chainsaw-wielding anti-hero tasked with saving the world from evil in the “Evil Dead” film franchise. The series also starred Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, and Lucy Lawless.
The third season saw Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long-lost daughter who has been entrusted in his care. Meanwhile, Kelly (DeLorenzo
To save Brandy (Arielle Carver-o’Neill) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) goes to extreme measures to pass into the world of the dead. This leaves Pablo (Ray Santiago) to open the rift when he is needed, though not surprisingly, things never go exactly to plan.
People may feel nostalgic for Sam Raimi’s other genre effort Drag Me To Hell, this week as the dead fight to survive beyond the rift, dragged screaming while demonic hands drag them underground – much like the imagery of the 2009 film.
When it comes to being a hero, Ash isn’t always the one to make a stand, but
Brandy (Arielle Carver-o’Neill) decides that she wants to go to the school dance and knowing that Ruby (Lucy Lawless) will be there, Ash decides to go too. With Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) to protect Brandy, Ash finds himself fighting the evil version of himself to protect Brandy. Pablo (Ray Santiago) makes a discovery about the Rift that reveals to him that Kelly is not all she seems.
With the real Kelly stuck beyond the Rift we know that Brandy is in danger,
Whilst the line-up was already star-studded, the organisers have recently added even more celebrities, including
John Cena, Alexis Bliss, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE Superstars) Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) Billy Dee Williams and Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars) Karl Urban (Judge Dredd, Star Trek) Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess) Jodi Benson and Christopher Daniel Barnes (The Little Mermaid) Rob Liefeld (Deadpool and X-Force) Mitch Pileggi, William Davis and Annabeth Gish (The X-Files)
and, in a particularly exciting announcement for 80s horreor fans like myself:
Brinke Stevens (Slumber Party Massacre, Teenage Exorcist, Haunting Fear)
In addition to over 400,000 square
Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) finally loses it and goes after Ruby, putting herself in a dangerous situation. Ash (Bruce Campbell) meanwhile finds himself stuck with another group of the Knights of Sumeria who enlist him and Pablo (Ray Santiago) on a quest to open a rift to the world of the dead.
If previous episodes in the third season of Ash vs Evil Dead have been about building up a story, this week the focus is on action. This is where we see the show doing what it does best, especially
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While Ash (Bruce Campbell) is dealing with the baby from hell, Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and Brandy (Arielle Carver-o’Neill) deal with the possessed Pablo (Ray Santiago). While all seems lost, it is only when Pablo accepts his destiny that the tide starts to turn against Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and her demonic plans.
The fight with Ash vs the toddler from hell at first feels risky, but one that first reluctance to see a child in that type of scene subsides, it becomes more fun. It is obvious of course that there are many tricks used to making it appear that the child is in the scene,
With Ash (Bruce Campbell) busy having a flashback with his ghostly father Brock (Lee Majors) it is up to Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) to make Brandy (Arielle Carver-o’Neill) see the good in her father. Ruby (Lucy Lawless) meanwhile makes new contacts in her quest to take down Ash.
What makes me happy about the third season of Ash vs Evil Dead is the fact that they realised Lee Majors as Ash’s father was such a good thing for the show. He’s lasted two episodes so far,
Brandy (Arielle Carver-o’Neill) tries to say goodbye to her mother this week at her funeral, but Ash’s attempt to be a good father end up in disaster. This gives Ruby (Lucy Lawless) the ammunition she needs to drive a wedge between the two. With Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), Pablo (Ray Santiago), and Dalton (Lindsay Farris) on away on an important mission, another surprising family member makes a return to the Ash household.
When Ash turns up at the funeral, I had flashbacks to Braindead (or as America know it Dead Alive). My instincts where right on this one, and we are presented with another fight scene that will be hard to forget.
After the events of last week Ash and his daughter Brandy (Arielle Carver-o’Neill) have to deal with the situation they find themselves in. While Ash goes in search of other possible kids he may have helped bring to the world, Brandy goes to see her councillor, revealing Ruby (Lucy Lawless) may be closer than Ash realises.
What is surprising about season three of Ash vs Evil Dead is that there is a slight switch in focus. While the gore is still all over the screen where it belongs, we now have a deeper story building. This
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