Pretty much all we've known about Starz' Ash Vs. Evil Dead TV series is that it would star Bruce Campbell, and that's all we've needed to know. We're in. But now Campbell has actually started describing the show's plot — you know, beyond the "Vs. Evil Dead" part — and it still sounds pretty damn great.
Dread Central read the pilot script:
In it we are introduced to a nomadic Ash, a figure who's not only haunted by traumatic memories but also terrorized by the unwelcome continuance of Deadite attacks, which have followed him to the myriad Midwestern trailer parks he's been forced to call home. In an effort to eke out an existence and in keeping with his previous choice of career, the character spends his days working at Ted's Superclub as a stock room trainee and, in true Ash fashion, his evenings chasing skirt in roadside bars.
Campbell described the older Ash as "grizzled" and someone who "just wants to be left alone." Obviously, that doesn't happen... nor will it for quite some time, if Campbell has his way. He and his fellow producer Sam Raimi are apparently planning to make five full seasons of the show, assuming everything works out. "It's an epic tale," says Campbell. "How could you not?"
Meanwhile, Jill Marie Jones is the newest addition to the show's cast. In describing Jones' character, Deadline revealed a bit more of the plot:
After the grisly murder of her partner, disgraced Michigan State Trooper Amanda Fisher (Jones) sets out to find our anti-hero Ash (original franchise star Bruce Campbell) and prove his responsibility for the crime. But as she soon learns, Ash and his cohorts may be mankind's only hope against the plague of Evil Dead.
Ooh! Ash is wanted for murder? Could... could Evil Ash have returned to the present with regular Ash after Army of Darkness? Oh my god, I don't even care what the answer is. I just want this show to be here now.