Cast talk Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3
And why it was pushed to a February 2018 season premiere.
Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Panel NYCC 2017
Saturday, October 7th @ 12:30 pm
by TS Alan
It wouldn’t be a New York Comic Con Ash vs Evil Dead panel without a screening of the season opener. And after the audience was treated to the third season’s teaser trailer, Bruce Campbell came out to address the enthusiastic audience. With his usually swagger and humor, he told the audience that he knew that fans of the show attending York Comic Con weren’t going to be satisfied with a trailer. He knew that fans at NYCC demand more. More is exactly what Ash vs Evil Dead fans got– the season three opener.
Main cast members Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo, where joined on stage by season three newcomers Arielle Carver-O’Neill and Lindsay Farris. Carver-O’Neill joins the show playing Ash’s long-lost daughter Brandy, a smart middle-class high school senior. Farris will play Dalton, a member of the Knights of Sumeria, an ancient order dedicated to battling evil.
There was some good news about other returning cast members. Of course, Lucy Lawless will return as Ruby, but surprisingly so will Lee Majors whose character was killed off in season two; albeit his character is a ghost.
During the audience Q+A one fan asked if they’ll be going back to the Medieval times again, like in the film Army of Darkness. Bruce answered with, “I will allude to the ending of this upcoming season in that… everything will be different. Really different. Really, really different. You’re gonna fucking pick your jaw up off the floor at the end of the season. I wish I could tell you because I’d love to see your jaws drop right now.”
However, good news was followed by some troubling revelations. First, show runner Craig DiGregorio will not return to helm season three, having artistic differences with producer Rob Tapert. In his place producer Mark Verheiden, who also produced Battlestar Galactica and Netflix’s Daredevil, will be take over.
Secondly, there may not be a season four. It seems since STARZ network was acquired by Lionsgate in 2016, they are unsure that Ash vs Evil Dead should remain on their rooster, according to Campbell. However, that is not to say this will be the final season. Lionsgate postponed season three’s start date, Campbell stated, hoping that shifting the premiere date would get a cleaner slot within the year. Meaning, less viewer competion from other networks.
Bruce Campbell also joking took exception to people who illegally download the series or gripe about the subscription price for Starz’s premium service. “I’m saying this because I hear a lot of whining and moaning. ‘Ohhhh, I can’t afford Starz. Boo hooooo.’ You don’t need a car! Not in New York City. Get rid of your f**king car and get Starz. What the hell is the problem? I’m sorry, sir, that was not directed directly at you.”
Campbell also remark that if they audience members downloaded the free Starz app, they could get a free trail subscription and binge watch seasons one and two.
If you couldn’t make it to New York City this year to attend the Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Panel NYCC 2017, don’t worry. We’ve included Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Panel NYCC 2017 for your viewing enjoyment. Courtesy of the Starz’s Youtube Channel.
Ash vs Evil Dead season three premieres Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9PM ET/PT on STARZ.