There’s good and bad news for Bruce Campbell’s ghoul-battling Ash Williams in season 2 of the horror comedy Ash vs Evil Dead, which premieres on Starz in October. The bad? A lot of really awful stuff happens. The good? Much of it happens to Ash’s protégé Pablo (Ray Santiago).
“Pablo’s got a crazy journey this year,” chuckles Campbell. “The stuff he goes through makes my life seem easy. I think we’re going to find out that he’s not just Ash’s sidekick. I don’t think Ray had any idea what was coming. Some of the horrors that await Pablo…”
Ash starts the season enjoying the good life in Jacksonville, Fla. “We find Ash right where he wants to be: having keggers, and hanging with chicks, and living the good life in Jacksonville,” says Campbell. “He’s through with all this business. No strings on him. And what could possibly go wrong, right?” So much does, of course, and it forces Pablo, Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), and Ash to head to the latter’s hometown of Elk Grove, Mich. “Things go massively wrong,” says the actor. “Things turn south, so the team has to turn north. [This season] it’s ‘Ash goes home.’”
New cast members include Evil Dead franchise veteran Ted Raimi as one of Ash’s childhood friends and TV icon Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy) as our not-always-heroic hero’s father. “He’s even grumpier than Ash,” says Campbell. Ash vs Grumpy Dad? Can’t wait!
You can see an exclusive image of Bruce Campbell and Lee Majors, above.
Ash vs Evil Dead returns to Starz in October.