Gimme Some Sugar, Baby! Bruce Campbell To Star In EVIL DEAD TV Series

Gimme Some Sugar, Baby! Bruce Campbell To Star In EVIL DEAD TV Series

Bruce Campbell ("Burn Notice") likes to chew bubble gum and star in television shows… and he's all out of bubble gum. He'll star in Sam Raimi's new Evil Dead television series. Well, that's the plan according to a tweet from the actor.

All right you primitive screwheads, listen up. Sam Raimi ("Oz the Great and Powerful"), the father of the Evil Dead franchise surprised everyone at San Diego Comic-Con when he announced that a new Evil Dead television series was in development. The only concrete information that he provided was that he was currently in the process of writing it with Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert and his brother Ivan Raimi. Once news hit the web everyone wanted to know if Bruce Campbell would reprise his role as 'Ash,' and according to this tweet from the actor, he will!

Campbell previously starred in the original Evil Dead, the sequels Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. He made a "groovy" cameo in the Evil Dead reboot, that was light on humor and heavy on the gore.

Beyond in human flesh, inked in blood-and amazingly hard to pronounce-the ancient "Necronomicon" unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in director Sam Raimi's outrageously hilarious sword-and-sorcery epic. Back to do battle with the hideous "Deadites," Bruce Campbell reprises his role from the Evil Dead series as Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart's housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him-and his '73 Oldsmobile-into England's Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz) and faces legions of undead beasts, including a ghastly army of skeletons. Can Ash save the living from the dead, rescue his girlfriend and get back to his own time?

Army of Darkness was written and directed by Sam Raimi. His brother Ivan co-wrote the script. The cast included: Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams/Evil Ash, Embeth Davidtz as Sheila, Marcus Gilbert as Lord Arthur, Ian Abercrombie as Wiseman, Richard Grove as Duke Henry the Red, Bridget Fonda as Linda, Patricia Tallman as Possessed witch and Ted Raimi as Cowardly warrior / Second supportive villager / Anthony, the S-Mart clerk.
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JAC - 7/28/2014, 1:01 AM
TheUnknownX - 7/28/2014, 1:09 AM
McGee - 7/28/2014, 1:10 AM
Bl00dwerK - 7/28/2014, 1:10 AM
Murder.. is in style this season...
frenchboy - 7/28/2014, 1:49 AM
GL - 7/28/2014, 1:52 AM
Isn't a sequel to the reboot on the way too?
KingOnslaught - 7/28/2014, 1:55 AM
Doopie - 7/28/2014, 2:06 AM
It better stick to the [frick]ing source!!
FearTheLiving - 7/28/2014, 2:29 AM
sameoldthing - 7/28/2014, 2:29 AM
I love it! The original movies are very cool.

Ash is a great character. Bruce is great too & an older less-wiser more wise-ass Ash should be a lot of fun.
Fun mixed with needs gore but be a dark comedy/ horror show.

What tv network would do it justice I wonder? No to ABC,NBC,CBS,FOX or CW!
Floke - 7/28/2014, 3:14 AM
Hail to the king, baby!
SuperCat - 7/28/2014, 3:50 AM
Long overdue. Missed Ash!
Jobu - 7/28/2014, 3:59 AM
Evil Dead-Burn Notice....Ash gets recruited by the CIA, only to be cut loose and dropped in Miami where he solves local problems for a nominal fee. Sounds like a winner!
SuperCat - 7/28/2014, 4:05 AM
SuperCat - 7/28/2014, 4:06 AM
mgeoff88 - 7/28/2014, 4:06 AM
An Evil Dead TV series starring Bruce Campbell... [frick] Yeah! I'll be checking this out.
CaptShipwreck - 7/28/2014, 4:35 AM
I'll believe it when I hear from rami and company,

What about preacher ? Any news from comic con on the preacher tv show ?
SidDaAstroSloth - 7/28/2014, 5:07 AM
This is the best news i've heard in a long time!

If they have Cambell they can't go wrong
SidDaAstroSloth - 7/28/2014, 5:08 AM
@MrBlackJack will shit himself with excitement when he hears about this
csdot - 7/28/2014, 5:13 AM
Why is there a They Live quote in an Evil Dead article
655321 - 7/28/2014, 5:32 AM
Bruce is awesome, I love all the evil dead films.... BUTTTTTTTTTTTT when it comes to Bruce Campbell talking about future projects where "evil dead" is the subject.... NEVER HOLD YOUR BREATHE! I'll believe it when i see them filming it. until them Bruce is full of it. Sorry Bruce, but its true!
Godidzu - 7/28/2014, 5:40 AM
I really hope this happens but Raimi and Campbell have been trolling us for years.
MexicanSexyman - 7/28/2014, 5:40 AM
It will probably suck just like the other shit movies in this franchise.
SwanRonson - 7/28/2014, 5:48 AM
One of my all time favorite characters.

Very happy.
CaptShipwreck - 7/28/2014, 5:57 AM
Nothing on preacher ?
fettastic - 7/28/2014, 6:26 AM
"Bruce is awesome, I love all the evil dead films.... BUTTTTTTTTTTTT when it comes to Bruce Campbell talking about future projects where "evil dead" is the subject.... NEVER HOLD YOUR BREATHE! I'll believe it when i see them filming it. until them Bruce is full of it. Sorry Bruce, but its true!"

Alfredo27 - 7/28/2014, 6:26 AM
remember when they tried to remake/reboot Evil Dead without him? No me neither because no one went to see it like no one saw Conan without Arnold.
Fornication - 7/28/2014, 6:32 AM
2gold - 7/28/2014, 6:34 AM
Oh good, is it time already for the Sam and Bruce tease something then two weeks later say that isn't going to happen? Thing happens about once a year, I too won't believe a word until I see footage and a network announce it.
ALmazing - 7/28/2014, 6:40 AM
DrKinsolving - 7/28/2014, 7:02 AM
Awesome, hope this happens
csdot - 7/28/2014, 7:03 AM
@Alfredo27 The Evil Dead reboot was awesome and was a big hit what are you talking about
Nomadic1 - 7/28/2014, 7:14 AM
Wonder if he has his old job back. Shop S Mart!
fettastic - 7/28/2014, 7:16 AM
@csdot, I finally got around to watching the Evil Dead remake. It was ok. I'll never watch it again, that's for sure.

As far as success goes, it made about the same as Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which is widely regarded as a flop, but Evil Dead cost 3 times as much to make.

It did ok, I'm not saying it didn't. I'm sure they were hoping for returns more in line with The Exorcism of Emily Rose though ($144M vs. $97M).

Notice how there is no talk about a sequel, despite them saying they were planning a cross-universe film just before it hit theaters. A TV series would seem to rule that out.
655321 - 7/28/2014, 7:20 AM
Also if the show isn't on showtime,hob or one of those, it will suck cause there is no way in hell im watching a pg evil dead tv show on fox.....of course I don't believe Raimi anyway, but we shall see.
csdot - 7/28/2014, 7:22 AM
A 17 million dollar movie making 97 million is not a flop, it is a huge success.
Tidaltree - 7/28/2014, 7:38 AM
Not so much into horror anymore. So if the series would be themed after the first two movies, I'd pass. In the face humor like one in Army of Darkness isn't used widely anymore, though, and I'd enjoy getting my risible muscles strained. But I can't imagine how this type of jokes could be kept fresh over a whole season or more. Therefore I think the series will be horror based with just the occasional gag, as in the first two films. (Sorry for my english today. Am a bit tired...)
cyns - 7/28/2014, 8:51 AM
Ash - one of the best heroes ever! I'd love to see an Evil Dead series, the unrated version, on Starz or Showtime.

I've got my fingers crossed for this!
supermarioworldE - 7/28/2014, 9:06 AM
Best news I've heard all month.

And that's saying something.
MrBlackJack - 7/28/2014, 9:16 AM
... [frick]... yes!
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