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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

LEE MAJORS and TED RAIMI announced as cast members for Season 2 of Ash vs Evil Dead

Well this is certainly some awesome and exciting news to drop this Ash Wednesday!
As a massive fan of the original films, Bruce Campbell's career and Ash Vs Evil Dead, I was waiting for some sort of Ted Raimi based announcement. He is, in a role mirroring real life, to play Ash's childhood best friend. Then when you add to that the wonderful Lee Majors, being perfectly cast as, none-other-than, Ash's Dad, well then, that is an announcement that raises the bar.
The casting is, of course perfect, but beyond that the introduction of these two characters means that Starz, show runner Craig DiGregorio, Exec producers Campbell, Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are set to continue to expand Ash's life and character and I, for one, couldn't be more thrilled.

I was already watching Season 2, now I am giddy to watch it right now!

 Here is the official press release:

Beverly Hills, Calif., February 10, 2016 - STARZ has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.

Majors started his television career in “The Big Valley,” going on to “The Men from Shiloh,” to “Owen Marshall Counselor at Law,” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” to “The Fall Guy,” to “Tour of Duty,” to “Raven” and countless television appearances on many series, specials, award shows and movies. He began his film career with Will Penny and Charlton Heston. Majors recently completed filming two movies Almosting It and Do You Believe. Majors will start filming on two feature films this summer, plus he has a lineup of several other feature films and television shows to be filmed in 2015/2016.

Cult horror movie favorite, Ted Raimi has appeared in all three original Evil Dead movies. His additional feature film credits include Midnight Meat Train, Shocker, Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Grudge, Oz the Great and Powerful as well as the Spider-Man series of films. Television credits include “Supernatural,” “Twin Peaks,” “CSI: NY,” “Xena: Warrior Princess,” as well as “SeaQuest DSV” among many others.

The second season of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes. The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.

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