Lucy Lawless has officially been cast in the upcoming Starz series Ash Vs. Evil Dead, and fans of Xena are pleased at the news of a reunion.
Lawless will join her former co-star, Bruce Campbell, for the series as Ruby, a woman on a mission to track down the source of a recent outbreak of evildoing. According to Entertainment Weekly, she believes that Campbell’s character is at the heart of it all.
The 10-episode show will be executive produced by Sam Raimi, who worked with Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess as well. According to a report by Deadline, the show will begin filming this year and aims to air before the end of 2015.
The show is already garnering fans, with Twitter buzzing about the casting choices and fans of the Evil Dead films excited to see Campbell back with his boomstick. The show, which will be filmed in New Zealand, is being called a sequel to Evil Dead.
Lucy Lawless in Ash vs. Evil Dead? Channing Tatum as a Ghostbuster?! I don't know, guys. I'm kinda into today's news.
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) March 9, 2015
Ash Vs. Evil Dead is the latest in a series of television roles for Lawless, who has appeared on Flight Of The Conchords, Parks And Recreation, and Salem since her warrior princess days.
Lucy can count on an easy time filming, as she already has a fan in her co-star. Campbell told Blastr.com that he would do just about anything to keep her happy on the show.
“We just added her to our cast, and I got to tell you, I couldn’t be happier. Some actors you work with and you know that you’re going to fail the chemistry test. There are some that you know you won’t fail it. She’s great; I worked with her a lot in the Xena days, and it’s great to have her on Ash vs. Evil Dead. She is a beautiful woman who is very talented. I expect her to hog every one of our scenes, and I’ll let her because she’s Lucy Lawless; we want her to be happy on the show, and we have a very good part for her,” he said.