STARZ OFFERS BLOODY GOOD TIME WITH FREE SAMPLING OF ORIGINAL SERIES "ASH VS EVIL DEAD" SECOND SEASON PREMIERE EPISODE
First Episode of "Ash vs Evil Dead" Available
Prior to Season Two Premiere on IGN,
Participating U.S. Cable, Satellite and Telco Affiliates,
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Season Two Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 8:00pm ET/PT
Beverly Hills, Calif. -September 27, 2016 - The goriest, gooiest, gnarliest, grooviest show on TV returns in all its Ash-kicking glory with free sampling of STARZ Original series "Ash vs Evil Dead" season two premiere episode beginning today exclusively on IGN's Facebook page in advance of its STARZ premiere on October 2 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. A free multiplatform, nationwide sampling of the episode in its entirety will also be available online at Starz.com and through participating U.S. cable, satellite and Telco affiliates as well as participating OTT partners beginning Wednesday, September 28 at 12:01 AM ET through October 9. The episode will also be available to STARZ subscribers via the STARZ app and STARZ ON DEMAND.
The "Ash vs Evil Dead" sneak peek gives fans the chance to watch Episode 201, "Home," exclusively on IGN's Facebook page tonight at 7:00 pm PT followed by a live Q&A with Bruce Campbell (Ash Williams) and Lucy Lawless (Ruby). The episode will be available on IGN's Facebook page through October 9.
New and returning fans can catch up on season one of the STARZ Original series "Ash vs Evil Dead" with a gory marathon on Saturday, October 1 beginning at 9 PM ET/PT on STARZ ENCORE and again on Sunday, October 2 beginning at 2:50 pm ET/PT on STARZ. The second season premieres on Sunday, October 2 with a triple play beginning at 8:00 pm ET/PT on STARZ.
For $8.99 per month with a 7-day free trial for new subscribers, fans now have the opportunity to receive instant access to more than 3,200 selections available via the app each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from "Ash vs Evil Dead," "Power," "Outlander" and the upcoming "American Gods," premiering in 2017; to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Pixels, Concussion, The Good Dinosaur, Ricki and the Flash, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Cinderella, Tomorrowland, The Wedding Ringer and Ant-Man.
STARZ subscribers from participating cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ content in the app including every episode of every season of the best of STARZ's original programming, as well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.*
About "Ash vs Evil Dead"
Since Season One, Ash has been living it up in Jacksonville with his loyal sidekick Pablo and revenge-filled Kelly. Season Two kicks off with a double-deadite battle royale interrupting the party, Ash is forced to return back to his hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan... and as always, Evil follows him.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, "Burn Notice") in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless ("Salem," "Spartacus") as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago ("Touch," Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash's loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead. Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man), Ted Raimi ("Xena: Warrior Princess," Spider-Man) and Michelle Hurd ("Law & Order: SVU") join the cast this year as Brock Williams, Ash's father, Chet Kaminski, Ash's childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash's high school love, respectively.
Sam Raimi serves as Executive Producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, "Spartacus," Xena: Warrior Princess"), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, "Burn Notice") and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio ("Workaholics," "Chuck") who serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Aaron Lam ("Spartacus") and Moira Grant ("Spartacus") serve as Producers.
"Ash vs Evil Dead" season one is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.
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*source: Starz internal analysis of distinct movie title data for the period 7/1/2015- 6/30/2016.