Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo are joining the cast of Starz’s 10-episode series Ash vs. Evil Dead, a spinoff of the cult hit films starring Bruce Campbell.

Ash vs. Evil Dead Casting Update

Campbell will reprise his iconic role as Ash in the comedy-horror series, which will pick up with Ash, the one-handed warrior who fights off evil with an array of weapons and quips.

It’s been 23 years since audiences have seen their beloved Ash, and the series will pick up 30 years later.

“Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope,” reads the official series synopsis.

Santiago (Touch) will play Pablo Simon Bolivar, an immigrant who believes Ash is a hero and becomes Ash’s sidekick. DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) has been cast as Kelly Maxwell, a young woman running from her past who finds a makeshift family with Ash and Pablo.

Before the casting had been determined, Campbell revealed that his two sidekicks would help Ash reconnect to his humanity. “But they’re supposed to be two very good counterparts. One is a male-bonding situation; the other is father-figure deal, since Ash could have a daughter the same age as this character. Hopefully we’ll pull Ash out of his loner-veteran mode and get him back into being a human being again,” Campbell told EW in December.

Filming for Ash Vs. Evil Dead is scheduled to begin in the spring, and the series should air on Starz in late 2015.

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