Horror director Michael J. Bassett has just shared a photo from the set of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Instagram. The image sees the director (who, as we announced in an interview with Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert, will helm at least one episode of the series for Starz) canoodling with The Necronomicon. Head inside for your first look at this snapshot from the set.
Michael J. Bassett previously directed Silent Hill: Revelation and Solomon Kane. Stay tuned for more details on the series as they unfold.
Ash vs. Evil Dead recently began production in New Zealand. As we told you previously, Starz has ordered a total of ten episodes of the upcoming program. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, and Craig DiGregorio will be executive producing the show. Sam Raimi has already signed on to direct the pilot episode (which he penned with his brother Ivan) for the cable network.
“The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (Spartacus) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (Touch) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (Sleepy Hollow) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.”
In The Evil Dead, Ash, his girlfriend, and a couple of their buddies trek to a cabin in the woods for a break from the pressures of school, studying, and day-to-day life. Shortly after the friends arrive at their destination, they discover The Book of the Dead and tape recordings of incantations from the book. Against their better judgment, they listen to the spells and unleash an ages old evil that rises from the woods and attempts to take possession of each and every one of their souls. The upcoming series will be a continuation of the mythology established in that film and its sequels.