Late last year, word emerged that Bruce Campbell will reprise his Evil Dead/Army of Darkness role as Ashley J. Williams in the upcoming STARZ TV series Ash vs Evil Dead. At the time, it was mentioned that Ash will be teaming up with a new generation of monster fighters. Now we know who they are.
STARZ has announced that Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo have been cast in leading roles opposite Campbell in Ash vs Evil Dead. Santiago will play Pablo Simon Bolivar, “an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick – a Sancho Panza to Ash’s Don Quixote. Pablo believes in Ash’s heroism even if Ash himself doesn’t.”
DeLorenzo is portraying the female lead, Kelly Maxwell, “a moody wild child trying to outrun her past” who is “reluctantly dragged into the fight against Evil with Ash and Pablo, Kelly finds a different kind of family with her fellow Deadite slayers.”
Prior to this project, Santiago appeared in Touch, Bad Judge, Raising Hope, and Dexter. DeLorenzo has had roles in Sullivan & Son, Workaholics, 2 Broke Girls, Californication, Growing Up Fisher and Eagleheart.
Original Evil Dead director Sam Raimi will direct the pilot episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead from a script that he co-wrote with his brother, Ivan Raimi. Production will begin in Spring 2015 in New Zealand.
Ash vs. Evil Dead will premiere on STARZ in late 2015.