Jones Is Female Lead In “Evil Dead” Series

Jill Marie Jones (“Girlfriends,” “American Horror Story”) has scored the female lead opposite Bruce Campbell in Starz’s “Ash Vs Evil Dead” series, a small screen follow-up to the “Evil Dead” comedy/horror film franchise.

Jones plays a disgraced Michigan State Trooper named Amanda Fisher (Jones). After the grisly murder of her partner, she sets out to find Ash ( Campbell) and prove his responsibility for the crime.

She soon learns Ash and his cohorts may be mankind’s only hope against the plague of Evil Dead. Filming begins this Spring in New Zealand with ten half-hour episodes to premiere on the network later this year.

Sam Raimi will direct the first episode he wrote with Ivan Raimi, Craig DiGregorio and Tom Spezialy. He also executive produces with Campbell, Rob Tapert and DiGregorio who servers as show runner.

Source: Variety