Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell were in attendance at NY Comic-Con and while doing press for Ash vs. Evil Dead, they revealed that they would like to see some familiar faces cast as guest stars down the road. Both Campbell and Raimi were very keen on the idea, as long as the role was appropriate. Head inside for all the details.
Campbell offered his input on where he would like to see the series go at a press roundtable and offered the following statement:
“I’d use a lot of them. I’d get Robert Englund in there, Kane Hodder, all the guys I run into in the green room at these conventions. Shatner, I’d get him, whoever. But I’d like to get a lot of the genre people in. I don’t want to exclude them at all. We used Mimi Rogers in the first season. She’s great, because she’s a legitimate actress, and then we f**ked with her.”
Sam Raimi agreed with Campbell, adding:
“Sure, why not? Those guys are really great actors and I think fans [enjoy] seeing them play cameos so I think it’s a great idea as long as they’re right for the role. Casting is everything.”
The show will premiere on Starz Saturday October 31 at 9 PM. I had a chance to check out the first two episodes last week (keep an eye out for my review closer to the premiere). As we previously reported, the network has ordered a total of ten episodes. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, and Craig DiGregorio will be executive producing. Raimi helmed the pilot episode (which he penned with his brother Ivan) for the cable network.
“The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (Spartacus) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (Touch) 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.”