Some teasers offer a look at footage from whatever they’re representing. But we’d caution you not to expect that from this very first glimpse of Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell’s TV take on the Evil Dead franchise, Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Still, it means the show is on the way, so... get excited!
In the series, Campbell’s titular, chin-tastic hero is suspected as the source of a new Deadite invasion. It’s just another weight of this fantastical world loaded onto our hero, who has spent 30 years avoiding both the horror of the Evil Dead and any sort of real responsibility. But he’s spurred into action by a fresh plague of Deadite swarms, which threaten all mankind.
With Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones all aboard the series, Raimi wrote the first episode with his brother Ivan and will direct that initial outing, with ten half-hour episodes planned for the first season, scheduled to debut later this year.