Sam Raimi and crew want to one up The Walking Dead.

Dread Central recently caught up with Bruce Campbell, who will be reprising his role as Ash Williams in the new Ash vs Evil Dead series that is planned to premiere on Starz this Halloween.

Might remind you of another horror series that ended up becoming a huge hit, The Walking Dead. Well you’re not alone. Campbell opened up about how he and the rest of the Evil Dead gang consider the popular zombie series their competition.

“We are competitive with ‘The Walking Dead,’ like, ‘We’ll show those fuckers!’ [Our] Deadites are very clever. They not stupid shufflers. They can mimic people; they can drive cars. They’re a fun threat. They [‘The Walking Dead’] are right up there [though] with being responsible for the current resurgence [of horror].”

Their big plan is to shoot for a five seasons with Campbell stating “It’s an epic tale… how could you not [plan for that]?” I’m a strong proponent of the ‘big picture’ plan, and we are planning for five seasons.”

That’s some ambitious storytelling plans right there. Will they be able to pull it off? All the signs are looking good so far, especially because Campbell also announced that Sam Raimi will be directing the pilot. On top of that, he also co-wrote the script with Ivan Raimi, Craig DiGregorio, and Tom Spezialy.

I don’t know about you guys, but everything is looking 100% groovy from where I’m standing.

Here’s the first plot details:

We are introduced to a nomadic Ash, a figure who’s not only haunted by traumatic memories but also terrorized by the unwelcome continuance of Deadite attacks, which have followed him to the myriad Midwestern trailer parks he’s been forced to call home. In an effort to eke out an existence and in keeping with his previous choice of career, the character spends his days working at Ted’s Superclub as a stock room trainee and, in true Ash fashion, his evenings chasing skirt in roadside bars.

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