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Bruce Campbell Gives Evil Dead His Blessing to Move on Without Him

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Even though it's hard to imagine The Evil Dead franchise without Ash Williams, actor Bruce Campbell has given the iconic horror series the okay to move on without him.

When asked whether he'd be okay with more The Evil Dead stories being told even though he's retiring as Ash, Campbell said that there are "lots of unexplored stories and crossovers in the Evil Dead universe." Perhaps this means there will be more stories starring the characters introduced in Ash vs. Evil Dead.

With three full-length movies, a television show and several comic book series, there's been a lot of The Evil Dead over the years. The series has a cult following, but even they couldn't save Ash vs. Evil Dead from being canceled by Starz.

After the cancelation, Campbell announced that he would retire from playing the role he's been known for since The Evil Dead first released in 1981. He tweeted, "Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime."

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The Evil Dead was directed by Sam Raimi and starred Bruce Campbell, who also served as a co-executive producer alongside Raimi. It was followed by two sequels, Evil Dead 2 in 1987 and Army of Darkness in 1992. The Starz TV show Ash vs. Evil Dead went on for three seasons, and also starred Campbell as Ash, along with Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly, Ray Santiago as Pablo and Lucy Lawless as Ruby.

Ash vs. The Evil Dead concludes its three-season run on April 29.

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