Although expected, it was hugely disappointing to learn that Starz canceled “Ash vs. Evil Dead”, which will conclude its third season this coming Sunday. Even so, Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell had been developing a fourth season up until the official cancelation, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.
From what I’m told, if “Ash vs. Evil Dead” had been blessed with a fourth season, it would have taken Ashy Slashy to the future. Think sci-fi post-apocalyptic, like Mad Max meets Fallout, only with…robots!
This would have been an interesting and exciting evolution of the series, which has been hobbling its way through a muddied and generic third season. Interestingly, this would have been the full leap into the much-desired Evil Dead 4, which was teased at the ending of Raimi’s initial cut of Army of Darkness. If you recall, Ash pulls a Rip Van Winkle and awakens 100 years in the future. Unfortunately, this ending was changed, but remains available in various alternate editions of Army of Darkness. This could have been the fourth season of “Ash vs. Evil Dead”.
While we don’t have any insider info as of this writing, “Ash v. Evil Dead” performed extraordinarily well for Netflix, and we’re hoping that Raimi, Tapert, and Campbell are able to find a streaming service willing to help them realize this wild and unique new direction for Ash and company. Hey, if Jason, Pinhead, and Leprechaun went to space, why can’t Ash?!
What say you…