The Evil Dead universe just got a whole lot groovier.
Lee Majors (pictured above; Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, in the second season of Starz’s “Ash vs Evil Dead,” Bloody Disgusting learned.
In addition, cult horror movie favorite Ted Raimi, pictured below, will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski.
The second season of the Starz Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes, we’ve confirmed.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (Harold and Kumar Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.
Ted Raimi has appeared in all three original Evil Dead movies. His additional feature film credits include The Midnight Meat Train, Shocker, Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Grudge, Oz the Great and Powerful as well as the Spider-Man series of films. Television credits include “Supernatural,” “Twin Peaks,” “CSI: NY,” “Xena: Warrior Princess,” as well as “SeaQuest DSV” among many others.
Sam Raimi serves as executive producer on “Ash vs Evil Dead” with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as producers.