Starz’s anticipated premiere of its original series Ash Vs. Evil Dead, based on the classic Evil Dead horror films, will premiere in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide simultaneously with its network premiere in the U.S. on October 31.
In a first for Starz, the premium pay cabler said it constructed the global licensing deals with broadcasters and digital platforms based on the strong fan and distributor interest in the new series. Broadcasters and digital providers offering Ash vs Evil Dead on October 31 include Amedia (Russia/CIS), C More (Scandinavia), Fox Action on Fox+ Premium service/Fox Latin America Channels (Latin America/Brazil), Sky TV (New Zealand), Stan (Australia), Starz Play Arabia (Middle East/North Africa) and Super Channel (Canada).
“Fans of The Evil Dead have spoken with great passion and interest around the world, sparking high buyer demand for Ash vs Evil Dead,” said Michael Thornton, Chief Revenue Officer at Starz. “We are delighted to be able to provide flexibility to many of the key buyers serviced by Starz Worldwide Distribution and Starz Digital and thus allow for a wave of local Ash vs Evil Dead worldwide premieres on the ‘groovy’ date of October 31.”
In Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Bruce Campbell reprises his role of Ash Williams from the first two Evil Dead films. Rounding out the cast are Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones. The 10-episode first season is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.