Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 ended in Feb. 2018, and there will not be a season 4. However, big news have been announced, with a new Evil Dead video game and movie announced for 2022 (keep reading for details).
5 Critical News You Should Know About Ash Vs Evil Deal
Here is a rapid-fire list of news about Ash Vs Evil Dead & the Evil Dead franchise:
1. Ash vs Evil Dead is Cancelled
Yes, it’s been confirmed by the actors many times on Twitter. ScreenRant.com reported that viewership declined during season 3, ultimately resulting in the show’s cancellation, despite the cliffhanger ending at the end of season 3. Ash vs Evil Dead aired on Starz from October 2015 to February 2018.
#AshvsEvilDead may be over, but that classic blue shirt is forever. Here’s your chance to channel your inner Ash: https://t.co/VTJPJww2xv pic.twitter.com/vz9hCH6u9L
— Ash vs Evil Dead (@AshvsEvilDead) June 29, 2018
2. Season 4 is Not Happening
Listen, we know you like the series. Many fans loved it. But season 4 is not happening, despite the “Bring Back Boom Stick” social campaign. The actors and loyal fans desperately wanted the show to continue for season 4, and showed support behind hashtag #BringBackBoomstick to get another season. But Starz never picked up the show again for a new season.
Let @netflix know how much you need @AshvsEvilDead, by tweeting your love to them with #bringbackboomstick!#rt@12nighthorror @horror_writers @LivingDeadGurl_ @BeyondDarkShow @DarknessRadio @Obsidian_Snow pic.twitter.com/CD9bOuyU5H
— Liam McNoname (@Liam902) April 29, 2018
Dana DeLorenzo took to twitter to share many THANKS to the fans.
This has been the journey of a lifetime & deathtime! THANK YOU @STARZ, Sam Raimi &producers, brilliant writers, our CREW/family, actors &extras, & above all you FANS! YOU are why #AshVsEvilDead exists & “I will f⚓️ck your faces” with gratitude & love & guts always!#Ghostbeaters
— Dana DeLorenzo (@ImDanaDeLorenzo) April 20, 2018
3. Ash vs Evil Dead Star Bruce Campbell is Retiring: He Won’t Play Ash Anymore
Major news in the Evil Dead franchise: after confirming cancellation of Ash vs Evil Dead without a season 4, Bruce Campbell followed up to announce that he will no longer play Ash in the franchise’s future movie or TV releases. He will executive produce the new Evil Dead movie to be released in 2022 (details below), but will not play Ash in that new movie.
4. Evil Dead’s Sequel “Evil Dead Rise” Is Coming to HBO Max
Variety confirmed that “Evil Dead Rise” will be released in 2022 (source). The movie will be executive produced by Bruce Campbell but the actor is retiring from his acting role in the franchise. He confirmed that he will no longer be playing Ash.
The filming for the movie started on June 6, 2021 in New Zealand and was already half way through by July. October 27, 2021, Director Lee Cronin revealed that the filming was done. He also teased that over 6,500 liters of fake blood was used in the making of the sequel. We can only imagine how frightfully gory the movie would be. Hopefully, not too much to get banned in some countries like the first film of the trilogy and it’s 2013 sequal.
8 months, 1 Covid Lockdown, 6,500 litres of blood, and more memories than my brain can even process. That is a wrap on #EvilDeadRise. Thank you New Zealand, it’s been a blast. Time to head home and cut this beast together. pic.twitter.com/iyah4vEEqL
— Lee Cronin (@curleecronin) October 26, 2021
We’re expecting for the movie to be released around October, 2022.
5. Evil Dead The Game is Coming Up
Evil Dead The Game is scheduled to be released in February 2022 by Boss Team Games, and will further expand the successful franchise’s footprint with player versus player action.
Evil Dead: The Game will be releasing in February 2022
Hey groovy gamers, we’re targeting a new release date to give the team some extra time for polish and to ensure this is the ultimate Evil Dead experience you’re all waiting for! pic.twitter.com/c5I4OSQshA
— EvilDeadTheGame (@EvilDeadTheGame) August 5, 2021
The game will be released on every major gaming platform including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Want to get yourself all psyched? Watch the trailer and rejoice.
Renewal/cancellation Status: Cancelled
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Ash vs Evil Dead Season 4 is cancelled despite the third season ending on a big cliffhanger. Bruce Campbell who played Ash finally announced the news of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 4 getting cancelled in a tweet and thanked Starz for the opportunity.
When Ash vs Evil Dead was streamed on Netflix, it became instantly popular with the subscribers. But the viewership during the real-time broadcast of the third season on Starz witnessed a steady decline. The network decided not to depend on the viewership received from Netflix and officially announced that Ash vs Evil Dead Season 4 was cancelled.
This news took the fans by surprise who rallied for the renewal. The fans launched an enthusiastic #BringBackBoomstick campaign on social media referring to Ash's weapon that he called broomstick. The campaign made some noise but not enough to persuade the network to renew or the streaming service to pick up the show instead.
If Ash vs Evil Dead Season 4 did happen, the creators shared that they would have focused on Ash navigating through a post-apocalyptic world together with his trusted sidekicks.
But all is not lost. While you can't enjoy the thrill of a new episode every week, you can definitely indulge yourself in an equally action-packed and terrifyingly gory movie sequel "Evil Dead Rise" in the cinamas soon. The movie's filming was finished in October 2021. After post-production, it is expected to get released in summer 2022.
And if you're gamer, you're in double luck because "Evil Dead The Game" is also coming in February 2022. The game will be releasing on every major gaming platform including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Ash vs Evil Dead is a comedy horror TV show featuring Bruce Campbell who reprises his "Evil Dead" film role as heroic, chainsaw-handed monster fighter Ash Williams, now an aging lothario who has successfully avoided responsibility, maturity, and heinous villains for the past 30 years. Constantly peering over his shoulder, Ash somehow knew that the Evil Dead would return for him. That day arrives when Ash commits an act of carelessness, unleashing a Deadite plague that threatens to destroy mankind. Co-starring in the half-hour series are Lucy Lawless as mysterious Ruby; Ray Santiago as Ash's loyal sidekick, Pablo Simon Bolivar; and Dana DeLorenzo as moody wild child Kelly Maxwell.
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