Hail to the King, Baby: Starz Brings ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ & ‘Outlander’ Panels to SDCC

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Ash vs. Evil DeadSTARZ announced their panels for the sophomore series Outlander, returning in 2016, and the new original series, Ash vs. Evil Dead, premiering this Fall.

As we previously reported, the Outlander panel will include Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, author Diana Gabaldon and actors Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan. The panel will be Saturday, July 11, in Ballroom 20, from 4:00pm – 4:45pm.

Ash vs. Evil Dead will bring Executive Producers and original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and actors Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless, to Room 6A on Friday, July 10th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

More about the new series from STARZ, and check out the teaser trailer on the STARZ web site:

“Ash vs Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

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.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

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