Lucy Lawless Joins Bruce Campbell in ASH VS EVIL DEAD
I'm excited to report that Lucy Lawless will be joining the cast of Sam Raimi's Ash Vs. Evil Dead series! Lawless is best know for her roles in Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus, and Salem. I'm a big fan of hers, and I think it's awesome that she will be joining Bruce Campbell in this highly anticipated follow-up to the Evil Dead franchise.
She will be playing a character named Ruby that is described as a "mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: she believes that Ash (Campbell) is the cause of it all."
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert were both executive producers of Xena: Warrior Princess and Spartacus, so it makes sense that they'd bring Lawless on board to help bring this new series to life. They obviously like working with her - and it helps that she's married to Tapert. The actress also appeared in Spider-Man and Boogeyman, both of which Raimi was involved with.
Lawless joins the previously announced cast members Ray Santiago (Pablo Simon Bolivar), Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly Maxwell), and Jill Marie Jones (Amanda Fisher).
The STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead will be 10 half-hour episodes. Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the 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. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.
Raimi is set to direct the first episode of the horror series from a script he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), Craig DiGregorio (Workaholics, Chuck), and Tom Spezialy (Chuck, Reaper, Desperate Housewives).
The series is set to start shooting in New Zealand in the spring, and I can't wait to watch it!