Bruce Campbell Teases That an “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Animated Series Is Being Discussed

Nick el Ass

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Bruce is trolling us. I wouldn't put too much stock into it.

Like they did in early 2000s when they kept teasing an Evil Dead 4, but eventually we did get Evil Dead (2013) followed by Ash vs Evil Dead. It just took another decade to get there, and I would absolutely support a limited animated series picking up where the show left off with Ash and Lexx in a post apocalyptic setting with Ash trying to find out what happened to Brandy, Kelly, Pablo, etc...
 
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DyD

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An animated continuation of Ash Vs Evil Dead is an awful proposal. I loathe that people are actually applauding this idea.
Well, I can't quite grasp wanting to see a continuation of the show in any form, so I guess I just let its fans get excited about and eat up whatever they're offered now without getting too worked up about it. I've already come to terms with the fact that what I love and I want from Evil Dead is very different from what a lot of the fandom seems to love and want from it, so whatever. Actually, come to think of it, I think the concept for AvED could maybe work a lot better as a retro animated series in the vein of those old '90s cartoons based on movies than it ever did as a live action show (which is not to say I'd be excited for it).
 
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MaidOfKandar

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I wouldn't be shocked if this happens but it's going to be a hard sell; animation tends to die on streaming unless it's a limited series (and I can't imagine it getting picked up somewhere like HBO Max when they're tightening their belts on the genre) and the show itself went splat on cable. Good luck to them, they'll need it.
 

Nick el Ass

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I wouldn't be shocked if this happens but it's going to be a hard sell; animation tends to die on streaming unless it's a limited series (and I can't imagine it getting picked up somewhere like HBO Max when they're tightening their belts on the genre) and the show itself went splat on cable. Good luck to them, they'll need it.

HBO Max is rumored to be merging with Discovery+, and with even good animation being cut for being too expensive it would be a surprise... but at the speed anything Evil Dead related seems to get done we likely won't see it until 2030.
 

Sutter Cane

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I wouldn't be shocked if this happens but it's going to be a hard sell; animation tends to die on streaming unless it's a limited series (and I can't imagine it getting picked up somewhere like HBO Max when they're tightening their belts on the genre) and the show itself went splat on cable. Good luck to them, they'll need it.
well, I think it need to be limited. I don't see a series like AvsED to run something like 10 seasons....I only think what the fans need is a proper conclusion to this series. It could be a mini-series, I don't care...

In my opinion, they should at least done one more episode (movie lenght) with the real cast.
 

DyD

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I only think what the fans need is a proper conclusion to this series.
Well, I maintain that the only "proper conclusion" to Ash's story is no conclusion. It just never ends for him, one chapter closes and he's immediately thrown into a new and in many ways worse one and it doesn't matter one bit if we ever see how he gets out of that new situation, cause that one would also end with him thrown into another and another and so on... For Ash, every journey's end is just the start of a new journey. He's simply cursed to do this forever. As a matter of fact, I sincerely think the last episode of the show already concluded everything it started as well as it could, the last scene on the last episode already feels like a perfect ending to me. I've said this before, but to put a more definitive conclusion to this story is what would actually feel wrong to me.
 
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DeathLivesAgain

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Well, I maintain that the only "proper conclusion" to Ash's story is no conclusion. It just never ends for him, one chapter closes and he's immediately thrown into a new and in many ways worse one and it doesn't matter one bit if we ever see how he gets out of that new situation, cause that one would also end with him thrown into another and another and so on... For Ash, every journey's end is just the start of a new journey. He's simply cursed to do this forever. As a matter of fact, I sincerely think the last episode of the show already concluded everything it started as well as it could, the last scene on the last episode already feels like a perfect ending to me. I've said this before, but to put a more definitive conclusion to this story is what would actually feel wrong to me.

I agree that the Season 3 ending is very likely the best ending we'll ever get (even if it did properly continue). But I'd still love to see a proper live-action continuation exploring what they had planned with Season 4. It can still happen.

An animated series continuing from where Season 3 left off, using whatever story they had planned, is totally bogus. That's something to be done when it's an absolute certainty there is no possible way it would ever continue properly in live-action form. For example, like when Bruce Campbell is either dead or crippled.

As long as he's still moving, still in decent health, and still yappingly contradicting himself like good old Bruce does, then there's still a chance Starz will get bought out and/or get a change of ownership/management that would favor and push for Season 4 (live-action) with everybody coming back.

Even if there was no more chance of that live-action Season 4, I'd still cringe at the idea of an animated series picking up where it left off. It misses the appeal of the show/movies (Evil Dead).

It would be like the pornography industry suddenly going, 'Hey, we're no longer going to do live-action, we're going to do animated porn, but your favorite pornstars will still be voicing!' And it's like, you're missing the whole point of why we watch.

We watch (Evil Dead) for the actors, the practical effects, the real-feeling world where all this wackiness feels tangible. (And, yea, I know some people are into animated porn, just like some people would be more into an animated Evil Dead over live-action Evil Dead, but I think you understand what I'm saying).
 

MaidOfKandar

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Keep in mind; AVed is a proven ratings non-starter. So it's got a couple of hills to climb if it comes back in any format at all. I think it can work in an animated format, but it will require strong animation.
 

Ryan W.

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Here are some questions for everyone who like the idea of a cartoon continuation:

1) What network (streaming or not) should it be on?
2) How should the animation look?
3) How many seasons? Just one? As much as we can get?
 

Nick el Ass

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Here are some questions for everyone who like the idea of a cartoon continuation:

1) What network (streaming or not) should it be on?
2) How should the animation look?
3) How many seasons? Just one? As much as we can get?

Lionsgate and Starz would have first dibs, and would probably want to hang on to the rights for the show... but I would go with more of a Japanese animation style for the show.
 
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