Some definitely not groovy news: US broadcaster Starz has announced that its series Ash Vs Evil Dead is not being renewed for a fourth season. That obviously means the upcoming Season 3 finale will now act as a finale to the whole series.
In a statement, Starz’s president of programming Carmi Zlotnik said: “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. We are proud to send the show out with a bang … and a splat.”
Star Bruce Campbell added: “Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honour 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.”
Ash Vs Evil Dead premiered in 2015 to modest viewing figures which have been slipping ever since, so the news of its cancellation isn’t a massive shock. But it would have been nice to have got at least another season out of it.
The show is based on Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead film series and was developed by Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy. It stars Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Jill Marie Jones, Lucy Lawless, Michelle Hurd, Ted Raimi, Pepi Sonuga, Arielle Carver-O’Neill and Lindsay Farris.
Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3 is currently airing on Starz in the US and Virgin Media On Demand in the UK.