If Ash vs. Evil Dead is canceled, Bruce Campbell hints at a fourth movie

Ash vs. Evil Dead kicked off its third season on Sunday night and the series remained as gory and hilarious as fans have come to expect.

However, Ash vs. Evil Dead started its new season four months later than the first two seasons and the future of the series is still in question. According to star Bruce Campbell (via Entertainment Weekly), no one knows if this will be the final season or not, but they have plans just in case it is.

Campbell said that they wouldn’t know if there will be a fourth season until the middle of March. However, the good news for Evil Dead fans is that the actor says that they are prepared for the news either way.

“We’re in the horrible television limbo right now. We’re going to see what the TV gods have in store for us. We’re ready either way. If they take us off the air, we can think about another movie. And if they don’t, we can just keep plugging away.”

This is interesting but is also something that Ash vs. Evil Dead fans should take with a grain of salt. For one thing, Army of Darkness came out in 1992. Director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell talked about a fourth movie for the next 20-plus years, and nothing happened until Ash vs. Evil Dead came to Starz as a TV show in 2015.

There was a fourth movie in 2014, but it was a remake with a female lead (Jane Levy) that loosely tied together with a post-credit surprise appearance by Bruce Campbell’s Ash Williams. Campbell, at the time, said they wanted to make a sequel to that Evil Dead movie, a sequel to Army of Darkness, and then a seventh movie that tied everything together.

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Ash v. Evil Dead came to Starz instead.

That is where the previous quotes get interesting. What if Ash vs. Evil Dead is the direct sequel to Army of Darkness that Bruce Campbell was talking about, and if the show ends after three seasons, could the “fourth movie” Campbell is teasing be the one to tie everything together?


Honestly, Ash vs. Evil Dead is a brilliant, hilarious and way-too-gory continuation of the Evil Dead franchise, and as a fan, this is a TV show that we want to continue for more than just three seasons. We will know if that dream will come true sometime in March.

Ash vs. Evil Dead airs on Starz at 8 p.m. CST on Sunday nights and premieres every Sunday on the Starz app.

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