Jill Marie Jones has been set as a lead opposite Bruce Campbell in Starz’s “Ash Vs Evil Dead,” the follow-up series to the Evil Dead horror pic franchise. The original series begins filming in the spring in New Zealand and 10 half-hour episodes will premiere on the network later this year.
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.
Jones, repped by Global Artists Agency and Link Entertainment, is best known on TV for starring as Toni Childs in Girlfriends and also appeared in American Horror Story. She joins previously announced cast members Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo.
Evil Dead co-hatcher Sam Raimi will direct the first episode he wrote with Ivan Raimi, Craig DiGregorio and Tom Spezialy. He also executive produces with Campbell and Rob Tapert; DiGregorio is executive producer/showrunner.