Lucy Lawless is returning to Starz for a key role in “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the upcoming TV series spin-off of Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” film franchise.
Lawless will play Ruby, a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Deadite outbreaks. The catch? She believes that Ash (Bruce Campbell) is the cause of it all.
The casting isn’t surprising. Raimi and Rob Tapert produced “Xena: Warrior Princess” which turned her into an international star, and all three worked together with Starz on “Spartacus” which remains the network’s most popular series.
Lawless joins previously announced cast members including her old “Xena” co-star Campbell along with Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones.
The first season consists of ten half-hour episodes and is due to air later this year.