by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Have no fear fans, Bruce Campbell has found some friends to get his back in the upcoming Starz series Ash Vs Evil Dead.
Some time ago we reported that the network and producers were looking for a young man and woman to join Ash in his quest to rid the world of a Deadite plague. Well we now know that Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo have been signed to the upcoming horror / comedy series.
Ray Santiago, probably best known for his role as Ben Stiller’s almost-illegitimate son Jorge Villalobos in Meet the Fockers, has been hired to play Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic young man who believes in Ash and his mission. The character has been described as a Sancho Panza to Ash’s Don Quixote. Pablo believes in Ash even if Ash doesn’t believe in himself.
Dana DeLorenzo, who folks might recognize from A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, will play the character of Kelly Maxwell. Kelly is trying to run from her past and gets reluctantly dragged into Ash and Pablo’s fight against the forces of evil. It’s here, with these slayers of darkness, that this wild and free spirit finds a family.
I don’t know about everyone else out there, but I’m stoked for this series. After the rumors of a crossover between the original and the reboot universes of the Evil Dead franchises, I’ve been chomping at the bit for Bruce Campbell to take up the boomstick at least one more time. If I can’t get it up on the big screen, I’ll definitely take a continuation on the small screen. This may even be better, as the characters can be truly fleshed out and stories can be given time to really develop.
The series is set to film this spring with a late 2015 debut on Starz.