Starz unveils Ash vs Evil Dead artwork

Starz has released the first artwork for its forthcoming ten-episode series Ash vs Evil Dead.

Ash vs Evil Dead

Ash vs Evil Dead

The half-hour series, due to air on the US premium cable channel later this year, is a follow-up to horror film franchise The Evil Dead.

It sees Bruce Campbell reprise his role as Ash, the 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.

The cast also includes Lucy Lawless, Jill Marie Jones, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo.

It is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Campbell, and showrunner Craig DiGregorio. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam is the producer.

Sam Raimi directs the first episode, which he wrote with Ivan Raimi, DiGregorio, and Tom Spezialy.

Filming will take place in New Zealand.