The release date for Ash vs. Evil Dead season 3 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Ash vs. Evil Dead season 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Starz has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in Fall 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Production info, background and storyline
Ash vs. Evil Dead is an American comedy horror TV series produced by Renaissance Pictures for Starz. It debuted on October 31, 2015 and the second season kicked off on October 2, 2016. It was developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy based on the characters created by Sam Raimi, produced by Renaissance Pictures and executive produced by Robert Tapert, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Craig DiGregorio.
Set in the Evil Dead Universe, the series is a sequel to the four Evil Dead feature films (1981-2013), loved by many. Ash is the protagonist who migrated into the series from the film. He is the only hope for mankind when Deadite plague hits. There are cheesy jokes, blood-splattering, chainsaw buzzing, lives saved, Ash triumphing over and over again – a perfect formula for great entertainment that draws on one of the audience`s favorite cult films. The show`s creators actually mentioned that Starz was the only network that didn`t require them to create a softer television version without all the blood and gore, instead of doing exactly what they wanted, which was deemed inappropriate by other channels. If you are in the mood for a nostalgic VHS-style gore-filled horror with a smile – this is it! In the second season Ash sets out for his hometown of Elk Grove to join forces with Ruby (Lucy Lawless), his one-time enemy and owner of Necromicon. The sophomore season introduced new cast members: Lee Majors, Michelle Hurd (Daredevil) and Ted Raimi (Xena: Warrior Princess).
Reviews and renewal prospects
Remarkably, the series` renewal for a second season was announced even prior to its premiere. Apparently, the network was more than convinced of the show`s success, and it was right to a certain extent – the viewership numbers for Ash vs. Evil Dead aren`t huge, but steady. The second season debuted with an audience of 436,000 viewers and a 0.21 demo rating, practically equal to the series premiere viewership last year. The critical reviews are also generally favorable, in line with viewer reception. Will Ash`s charisma and the bloody and humorous style carry the show to new heights? Will the second season offer something new to the audience? Does the audience even need anything new from a show with this long a history? Not necessarily. Stay tuned, and we’ll inform you when and if a third season is commissioned.
UPDATED October 26, 2016: The horror dramedy Ash vs. the Evil Dead featuring Bruce Campbell as demon fighter Ash saving the world has been renewed for a third installment just a week after the second season has aired. The viewership is currently consistent with the freshman season ratings, with the debut episode scoring a 0.21 demo rating and 0.44 million viewers. So the cult franchise continues its long and successful run that started in 1981 with the original “The Evil Dead” movie. Sign up for our automatic updates and we’ll inform you when the release date is set for Ash vs. the Evil Dead season 3.