As the first season of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” premiered in October 2015, many wondered if Ash Williams had any ammo left in the ol’ boomstick, so to speak. It had been over two decades since the last entry in the original film trilogy, but after ten hilarious and blood-soaked episodes, Bruce Campbell and his companions proved that he and his deadite foes age like wine. As the second season premiered this past weekend on Starz, the veteran demon slayer and human punching bag revealed he’s just as excited to be back in the saddle as his fans are.
“I’m delighted with Ash. He’s officially the best character that I’ve ever played, and it’s one that I’m going to investigate and explore until they tell me I can’t do it anymore,” Campbell recently told ComicBook.com. “I find Ash, with all of his flaws, all his foibles, all his mistakes, so wonderfully human that it’s hard for me to relate to super hero movies.”
Campbell compared that to the myriad of superheroes on screen these days, revealing that he thought the current caped character craze “gets old.” With that in mind, he’d be content to gas up the chainsaw for quite a while longer.
“I’ll take five seasons of this,” he said. “Give the fans a big boost of the material; they’ll have 25 fresh hours of the show after this, after we’re done [with five seasons], and that’s like making 12 movies!”
So here’s to hoping we’ll be getting ghoulish fun for hours on end. Round two of “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” co-starring Lucy Lawless, Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago airs Sunday nights at 8PM on Starz.