Starz on set with Ash vs Evil Dead

Evil Dead alumni Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are now on set for the Starz adaptation of the cult horror franchise.

Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi on the set of Ash vs Evil Dead

Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi on the set of Ash vs Evil Dead

Production has begun on the ten-part first season of Ash vs Evil Dead, which is being filmed in New Zealand and will air this autumn on the US premium cable channel.

Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and 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 – personal and literal.

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

Raimi, Tapert, Campbell and showrunner Craig DiGregorio will executive produce the series.

Raimi, Ivan Raimi, DiGregorio, and Tom Spezialy wrote the first episode. Ivan Raimi is co-executive producer, and Aaron Lam and Chloe Smith are producers.