Bruce Campbell talks about the state of his character Ash in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly:
“Ash has survivor’s guilt,” said Campbell. “You could have a [field day] with his PTSD. He’s a war vet. He doesn’t want to talk about it, and he’ll lie about that stump on his hand to impress the ladies. That’s what I look forward to playing – a guy with horrible flaws. In Army of Darkness he can’t memorize three words, and he’s responsible for the death of a hundred people – this is your lead character!”
Bruce was asked why we’re getting a television series instead of a movie:
“We realized if we made another movie, frankly, it would probably be too expensive,” Campbell admitted, “but in the format of a TV show, we could give people exactly what they wanted and expand the character and story even more. And we never burned Evil Dead as a franchise out – it’s not like we did 13 of these movies. So we felt like, what the heck, let’s give it a try.”
The Evil Dead television series titled Ash vs. The Evil Dead will debut sometime in 2015 on Starz. The series will be a half hour horror comedy following Ash as he takes a road trip to kill deadites with the help of two young helpers.
Read the full interview here*