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Bad news: No more “ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”

Friday, April 20, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The show that made Bruce Campbell’s chainsaw-wielding Deadite fighter into a TV star will not continue past its current season.

Variety reports that Starz has cancelled ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, in which Campbell’s eponymous hero has been confronting the forces of darkness for three seasons (including the current one, which has its finale April 29), accompanied by a motley band of sidekicks. The ratings just haven’t been strong enough for the latest round of episodes, which have averaged a 0.08 rating in adults 18-49 and 177,000 viewers each. No word yet on whether the original EVIL DEAD trio of Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Campbell, who executive-produced ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, will attempt to land the show (which also stars Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago and Lucy Lawless) at another network.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.