Posted by Ariane in Jul 30,2016 with No Comments
The Evil Dead franchise is a beloved bloody series that’s lodged itself deep into horror lovers’ hearts. The bloody tales of Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) against the forces of darkness plagued the reluctant hero many years ago. But thanks to his foolish actions, he faces new enemies in the hit Starz series ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’.
Producer Robert Tapert has been with the Evil Dead franchise since the beginning, seeing the horror property multiply in gore and fans who loved every minute of it. At the other end of the spectrum is famed actress Lucy Lawless, who will always be known as the title character in ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’. Rather than shy away from roles of that same caliber, Ms. Lawless has fully embraced that badass character persona which emulates in the complex character Ruby in the ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ series.
The last time we saw Ash he was striking a deal with Ruby, getting the hell out of the ill-famed cabin that brought all the terror onto the world in the first place. Ash may have left with most of his body parts still attached on his way to Jacksonville, Florida, but the evil he’s fought all these years is fully beginning to unleash itself upon the world.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, ShockYa.com got the opportunity to sit down at a roundtable and speak with producer Robert Tapert and Lucy Lawless. They spoke about what kind of bloody developments fans should expect from season 2 of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’, from Ruby’s complex story to dropping ‘Army of Darkness’ into the mix.
In season 2 you’re fully integrated into the show. How has that been and have you been enjoying where Ruby goes?
Lucy Lawless: Yeah, it’s a lot of fun being in the fold. She gets brought into the team with Ash and with Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and Pablo (Ray Santiago), and that just means you get splattered with a lot more mucus and blood and vomit and whatever they can throw at you. So yes, I’ve been well and truly baptized into the clan.