Sad news for the lovers of Ash and his battles with the Deadites. Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead has been cancelled after three seasons. Its final episode will air April 29th.
In a statement obtained by Deadline, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik said, “Ash v 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.” Unfortunately, the statement offered no insight into why the series was ending. Star Bruce Campbell offered his “grateful” tidings to Starz for airing the series via a tweet; calling Ash, a character he has played intermittently since 1981’s The Evil Dead, “the role of a lifetime.”
Based on Sam Raimi’s trio of Evil Dead films, the series saw Ash evolve from folk legend to home town hero after the reappearance of the Necronomicon and Deadites following a long absence. Joining Campbell’s Ash in the fight were Ray Santiago as Ash’s sidekick Pablo Simon Bolivar and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell. Lucy Lawless also recurred as Ruby, a frienemy of the team with her own reasons for obtaining the Necronomicon.
The first two seasons of the series are currently available on Netflix.