Groovy. Starz’s delightfully gory Ash vs. Evil Dead hasn’t even aired the second episode of its ongoing second season and it has already been renewed for a third season. The new 10-episode season will likely air next fall.
Last Sunday’s premiere pulled in 733,000 viewers in its competitive slot. That’s a 14% uptick compared to its season one premiere on Halloween 2015, as reported by Deadline. Even better, it earned an impressive 63% over its season one premiere among adults 18-49. That’s some pretty great news.
This news comes just after the show had its New York Comic Con panel on Friday. In attendance were stars Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Ted Raimi and Lee Majors. It was moderated by Doug Benson.
Season two is already bloodier and wilder than season one. Having already seen the second episode, I can assure you that it only gets nutter, stranger and more ballistic from here. It’s such a refreshing wonderful horror-comedy series, one that captures the spirit of the original series, while still finding time to develop its central titular character in exciting and even some rather thought-provoking ways. Maybe that’s just me, though. I can’t wait to see where it goes next. Knowing that it will continue for at least another whole season, I look forward to see Ash Williams return for more adventures on my screen. The chainsaw can go in the shelf another day.