The Ash Vs Evil Dead TV show has recruited a genre icon, as Lucy Lawless has joined the cast.
Bloody Disgusting reports that Lawless will join her Xena: Warrior Princess co-star in the Evil Dead TV sequel, which finds an older and more grizzled Ash fighting the Deadite forces of darkness.
She’ll be playing Ruby, “described to us as a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: she believes that Ash (Campbell) is the cause of it all.”
“Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its Evil grip.”
Ash Vs Evil Dead starts shooting in Spring in New Zealand with an eye to airing in late 2015. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.