Sunday, February 25th is the long-awaited return of one our favorite horror/comedy series perhaps of all time. Since the original Evil Dead, following through Army of Darkness into the underrated 2013 “remake” this franchise has brought gore and a sense of self-aware comedy to our culture since 1981. Once again Bruce Campbell as “Ash Williams” is by far the centerpiece of this franchise and it would be hard-pressed to ever imagine anyone truly capturing his sense of comedic timing yet ability to convince audiences that yes “Ash” can save the world. In this upcoming piece (beware of minor spoilers) we will take a look at some of the unforgettable characters featured in this season of Ash vs. Evil Dead!
ASHLEY “ASH” WILLIAMS (BRUCE CAMPBELL)
After saving humanity from evil, we find Ash settled into his new roles as a hometown hero and respectable business owner. His peaceful lifestyle is short-lived when evil returns to Elk Grove and is after anyone close to him. Ruby is determined to destroy The Prophesized One, but Ash and the Ghostbeaters aren’t backing down from a fight.
RUBY (LUCY LAWLESS)
Ruby is on the side of evil and on a quest to unleash hell on earth with the ultimate goal of ruling the realm of The Dark Ones. To do this, she devises her most diabolical plan for Ash to meet his maker and summons an ally from centuries ago.
PABLO SIMON BOLIVAR (RAY SANTIAGO)
Pablo has found an inner peace in Elk Grove, achieving his ultimate goal of opening a Fish & Chips Computer Repair taco truck and being an ever-faithful friend to Ash. His bliss is brief when he starts to have mysterious visions, warning that evil is coming and pleading with him to fulfill his destiny! Pablo’s journey takes him to a world that unleashes his true purpose in the battle against the Evil Dead!
KELLY MAXWELL (DANA DELORENZO)
Kelly returns to Elk Grove with a new friend Dalton, Knight of Sumeria, and a message: evil isn’t done with the Ghostbeaters yet! Her loyalties are tested when new and old friends clash, but her hatred of evil continues to go nuclear. Kelly sets out to end the terror that seems to follow her new family around like a plague, only to be sidelined by forces out of her control.
BRANDY BARR (ARIELLE CARVER O’NEILL)
Like father, like daughter. Sort of. Brandy and Ash learn they are related just in time for her to experience the Evil that has rolled into town. Ash isn’t winning father of the year anytime soon, so she relies more on a sympathetic guidance counselor who is hiding a diabolical secret. However, Brandy soon proves she’s no pushover when it comes to battling the Evil Dead.
DALTON – KNIGHT OF SUMERIA (LINDSAY FARRIS)
Dalton is the leader of the Knights of Sumeria, an ancient order of warriors who have fought evil through the centuries. He arrives in Elk Grove with Kelly in search of The Prophesized One / Savior of Humanity to join forces in the ongoing battle against The Dark Ones.
CANDACE “CANDY” BARR (KATRINA HOBBS)
Candace has a history with Ash that resulted in a teenaged bundle of angst: their daughter Brandy. When Ash’s new status in town proves he’s somewhat worthy to be a part of Brandy’s life, Candace confronts him with the news.
KAYA (CHELSIE PRESTON-CRAYFORD)
Centuries ago, Kaya betrayed her Knights of Sumeria brethren for the promise of immortality from Ruby. When The Dark Ones learned of their plan to take over the evil realm together, they banished Kaya from earth. Ruby, however, has plans to be reunited with Kaya once again.
BROCK WILLIAMS (LEE MAJORS)