We at What’cha Reading have long been fans of Ashley J. Williams, the clerk from S-Mart who fought deadites and became a king in his own way! Armed with his boomstick, quick wit, and a chin that could kill, we feel you’d be hard pressed to name anyone better than the character Bruce Campbell made his own in the Evil Dead series. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Starz is bringing Ash vs Evil Dead to this year’s New York Comic Con!
The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) reprising his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Rounding out the cast are Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.
The Starz original series will be a part of New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 10th. What makes Ash vs Evil Dead even more exciting is that this will be one of the first programs to be showcased at the Hammerstein Ballroom, NOT at the Jacob Javits Center. If you’re in the process of setting up your con schedule, please take note of the following that’s been announced concerning the Ash vs Evil Dead panel, signing, and irresponsible chainsaw wielding and bubble-gum chewing madness that is sure to follow!
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Ash’s Trailer at the Inner Roadway
There will be a raffle for 100 attendees to win autograph signing passes. Attendees can stop by the trailer on Thursday and Friday for their chance to win.
Ash vs Evil Dead New York Comic-Con Panel
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001)
Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Craig DiGregorio, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo will be on the panel.
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