This past weekend, during a surprise panel for the live-action adaptation of The Last of Us that Sam Raimi is producing, Raimi also announced that he is currently writing an Evil Dead TV series with his brother Ivan and franchise star Bruce Campbell. To what extent Campbell would be involved in the show was unclear, but yesterday the actor confirmed that he will indeed star in the new series.
Campbell tweeted the following response to a fan’s comment:
There’s still no word on how or if this series will tie in with Army of Darkness 2 and/or the sequel to the 2013 Evil Dead reboot, which featured a post-credits cameo from Campbell (to read the latest updates on those projects, click here) or what will come first, if those films are still in the pipeline at all. Raimi has enough clout in Hollywood to make pretty much any project he wants, which makes it all the more puzzling that it has taken so long to continue the saga that launched his and Campbell’s careers. With most of the daring and provocative storytelling now being done on TV anyway, perhaps Raimi and co. figure they can give hungry fans continuous years of Evil Dead as a series, rather than a movie every couple decades.