Starz builds Evil Dead cast

US premium cable network has found the female lead for its latest original series Ash vs Evil Dead.

Jill Marie Jobes will play Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper who, after the death of her partner, sets out to find anti-hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) and prove his responsibility for the crime.

But she soon learns that Ash and his friends may be mankind’s only hope against the plague of Evil Dead.

The cast also includes Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo.

The 10×30′ series, a follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead, is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, showrunner Craig DiGregorio, and Campbell.

Sam Raimi also wrote the series with Ivan Raimi, DiGregorio, and Tom Spezialy.

Ivan Raimi is a co-executive producer, and Aaron Lam is the producer.

Filming is due to take place in New Zealand this spring, with the series due to air later this year.