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Lucy Lawless Hunts Bruce Campbell In “Ash vs Evil Dead”!

Sam Raimi’s “Ash vs Evil Dead” just made a huge addition to its growing cast, naming Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) in the role of Ruby in the STARZ original series, Bloody Disgusting learned.

Ruby is described to us as a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: she believes that Ash (Bruce Campbell) is the cause of it all.

Lawless joins previously announced cast members Bruce Campbell (Ashley J. Williams), Ray Santiago (Pablo Simon Bolivar), Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly Maxwell) and Jill Marie Jones (Amanda Fisher).

The series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring and premiere on STARZ in late 2015.

Bruce 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.

The casting reteams Lawless with executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert whom she worked with when she starred in the television series’ “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Spartacus” as well as appearing in their feature films including Raimi’s Spider-Man and Tapert’s Boogeyman. Additional television credits include “Salem,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Top Of The Lake,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Battlestar Galactica” among others.

Raimi will direct the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead” that he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper,” “Desperate Housewives”). Raimi will also serve as executive producer, along with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) will serve as producer.

The STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes.

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COMMENTS

13 Comments
  • J Jett

    awesome! i adore Lucy!

  • G.A. McGillivray

    I used to have the hugest crush on her when she was Xena….

  • OH MY GOD. I know most people remember her as Xena but I ADORE her in Spartacus.

    • Yakushiji Tenzen

      Yeah she really shined in Spartacus. Soo good.

  • Adam Clifton

    I was just watching some old Batman episodes from the 60s. They were half an hour in length as well. I’m sure we’ll be seeing that type of thing for this show. Zero character development because the runtime will be filled with Deadite hacking

  • Evan3

    Cool! I wish they would bring back the blonde from Xena too!

  • Maxime C

    Finally some good news for this !

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  • wzPUNISHERwz

    Not looking forward to this new show Bruce and sam trolled the life out of an “evil dead 4” and Bruce looks too old now I cringe at anything he does these days. I’d much rather he had a cameo in a sequel to the ED reboot

  • Darkness69

    Such great news! I love Lucy (hehe)!

  • Not a bad addition at all, she is a bad bitch.

  • Calavera Sonriente

    She’s a great addition to the cast!! I just wish this was a movie and no TV show…

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