Ash vs. Evil Dead meets its end. The horror-comedy sets the stage for an epic conclusion after getting axed from the Starz lineup.
The network announced that Sam Raimi's series will not be getting a fourth season. Instead, Ash vs. Evil Dead will take its curtain call in the season 3 finale on April 29.
Ash vs Evil Dead Gets Killed Off
There was nothing but appreciation and love for the deliciously gory series in the public statements of the cast and crew, who were all happy to be part of the television follow-up to the horror film franchise first introduced by Raimi in the 1981 film The Evil Dead.
"Ash vs. Evil Dead has taken audiences on a wild ride for three seasons thanks to the fantastic performances and creative efforts of Sam, Bruce, Rob and the entire cast and crew," Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz, says in an official statement in The Hollywood Reporter. "We are proud to send the show out with a bang ... and a splat."
"Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime," series star Bruce Campbell adds. "Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to give our tireless fans another taste of the outrageous horror/comedy they demanded. I will always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers."
The actor also posted a similarly worded statement on Twitter.
Aside being executive producer of the show, Campbell stars it along with Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Jill Marie Jones. Other executive producers include Raimi and Rob Tapert. Campbell, Raimi, and Tapert also worked in the original trilogy together.
Back To The Big Screen?
While fans are probably disappointed at the cancelation of Ash vs. Evil Dead, its exit from television may mean it's potentially coming back to the big-screen.
In the premiere of the third season, Campbell revealed that the team would probably be willing to get back to the film franchise.
"We're going to see what the TV gods have in store for us," the actor tells Entertainment Weekly when he was asked about the chance for a fifth feature film. "We're ready either way. If they take us off the air, we can think about another movie."
The show's finale will find the Ghostbeaters go up against a global demon infestation that's focused in Michigan.
Ash vs. Evil Dead series finale airs on Sunday, April 29, at 9 p.m.