Following on from the terrific announcement that the legendary Bruce Campbell will be returning to the small screen as Ash Williams, we can now confirm that Lucy Lawless (who co-starred with Campbell in Xena: Warrior Princess) will also be joining Ash vs, Evil Dead.
Ash vs Evil Dead focuses on a nomadic Ash (Campbell), a man who’s not only haunted by traumatic memories but also terrorized by the unwelcome continuance of Deadite attacks, which have followed him to the myriad Midwestern trailer parks he’s been forced to call home. But when the partner of State Trooper Amanda Fisher (Jill Marie Jones) is found dead in a grisly murder, all roads point to Ash as the killer, and Fisher sets out to arrest him. But what she finds is nothing that she could have foreseen, and now side by side with Ash, the two will have to work together if humanity is going to have any chance of surviving the onslaught of the Evil Dead.
Lawless will be play Ruby, a mysterious women who is obsessed with finding the cause of the recent deadite attacks, and decides to blame their sudden appearance on Ash, and is determined to make him suffer for it. But Ash on the other hand is none to pleased with the return of the Evil Dead, and is gearing up his trusty chainsaw and boomstick to take them out!
Both Sam Raimi, and his brother Ivan are returning to pen the script, with Raimi confirmed to direct the pilot, while fellow Evil Dead alumnus Rob Tapert is on hand to produce the series, which will begin shooting in New Zealand in April.