Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Necronomic-on demand: Australia gets 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' world premiere

Australian streaming service Stan will be the first platform in the world to premiere the highly-anticipated TV series "Ash vs. Evil Dead" this Halloween. And just as we hoped, it looks real ugly...

Horror fans down under will be the first to get a fist full of boomstick when "Ash vs. Evil Dead" hits screens this Halloween, with the TV show premiering on Australian streaming service Stan hours before anywhere else in the world.

After the original "Evil Dead" trilogy lit up screens in the '80s and early '90s with a bloodbath of deadites, possessed girlfriends and Sam Raimi snap-zooming, the popular franchise is back, this time on the small screen.

US network Starz first announced the 10-episode series as a network original in November 2014, confirming original director Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert were on board for the project.

Cult hero and author of "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor," Bruce Campbell will also reprise his lead role as Ash Williams, the unwitting exorcist and occasional time traveller charged with ridding the world of evil.

While anticipation has been building ahead of the launch, Australian streaming service Stan confirmed on Wednesday that it would be the first network in the world to air "Ash vs. Evil Dead" on October 31, the only on-demand platform in Australia to snag the series. The premiere episode will be available hours later on Starz in time for Halloween in the US.


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