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Starz Orders 'Evil Dead' TV Series

Get ready for more Ash Williams and "Evil Dead." Starz announced Monday that it would turn Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" movies into a new series, "Ash vs. Evil Dead." Bruce Campbell, who played Ash in the original movies, will return to reprise his role.

The network said in a statement that the 10-episode series will premiere next year. Ash is now a "stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead." Per Starz, "When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons -– personal and literal.” Raimi will direct the first episode, which he wrote his brother, Ivan Raimi.

“I’m really excited to bring this series to the ‘Evil Dead’ fans worldwide -- it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor,” Campbell said.

The first "Evil Dead" movie premiered in 1981, and was followed by three more installments: "Evil Dead II" (1987), "Army of Darkness" (1992) and "Evil Dead" (2013).

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