“We won’t know [if we’ve been renewed] till the middle of March. We’re in the horrible television limbo right now,” Campbell told EW last month. “If they take us off the air, we can think about another movie. And if they don’t, we can just keep plugging away.”
But now he’s changing his statement, suggesting that this third season could very much be the final end for Ash Williams and his war against evil. Unless, of course, the show does well enough to warrant a fourth season – which doesn’t appear to be likely, given the ratings decline.
He explained it all during the “Evening with Bruce Campbell” event at the Irish Film Institute. According to what he had to say when questioned by the crowd,
“If they cancel it, I think Ash is done,” Campbell told the crowd. He continued, “I have lavender on my property. I’m going to smoke weed and hang out.”
The indominable Bruce Campbell, @GroovyBruce , explains that Ash vs the Evil Dead will be the end of Ashley Williams’ adventure. Sad but he sounds like a man with a plan.#dublin #ifi #brucecampbell#evildead #ashvsevildead #ash #hailtothechin #hailtothechinbooktour pic.twitter.com/rbWVRhKBPq
— Dave Williams (@davemultimedia) March 16, 2018
It’s unfortunate if this really is the end, but never say never – especially when it comes to Evil Dead. After Army of Darkness we went decades with being told there would never be a fourth film. We then got the remake. And, of course, once that came around we were told Bruce Campbell would never be Ash again. This statement was followed by three seasons of a series where he portrayed Ash in every episode.
So Evil Dead will likely come back after this series, if not as one format then another.
In the current third season…
Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead!
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