Coming out of retirement to deal with a gory shower of Deadites & other evil things, Ashley ‘Ash’ J. Williams is heading off into the sunset once more.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming April 29 season three finale for Ash Vs. Evil Dead will not only cap off the season but the entire series as Starz has now canceled the Bruce Campbell led series. Creators Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert reunited with Campbell to pick up the story they began with Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness back in the 80s and 90s.
“Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime,” Campbell said. “Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to give our tireless fans another taste of the outrageous horror/comedy they demanded. I will always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers.”
While the bloody comedy debuted in 2015 with 437,000 same-day-viewers, it’s ratings began to steadily decline from that point forward with the most recent April 15 episode only pulling in 175,000 viewers, not counting those watching on DVR.
“Ash vs. 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,” said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming at Starz.
Ash and his steam, the Ghostbeaters, will come together one final time to try and save the world from evil, as the series takes a final bow on April 29.