Today, Starz announced the highly-anticipated Season Two returns for two of their critically-acclaimed series: the horror fun-ride Ash Vs. Evil Dead and the outlandish comedy Blunt Talk. Ash vs Evil Dead scares up its second season premiere entitled "Home" on Sunday, October 2 at 8PM ET/PT. The second season roars back into action with an extended episode where Ash is forced to leave his cushy retirement in Jacksonville, return to his hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan, and mount up once again to face The Evil Dead. This time, he'll have to form an uneasy alliance with his former enemy Ruby as Elk Grove becomes the nucleus to the most dangerous horror Ash has faced to date. The upcoming season of Ash vs Evil Dead will include ten half-hour episodes.
The second season premiere of the hit comedy series Blunt Talk entitled "I Remember That Time More Like a Movie I Saw Than a Life I Lived" will debut on Sunday, October 2 at 8:35 PM ET/PT. Walter Blunt and his team are on top of the network ratings when Walter runs into an old flame, in town to investigate a conspiracy involving one of Los Angeles' most crucial environmental threats. Rosalie, Jim, Celia, Martin, and Shelly (with all their various neuroses intact) are by Walter's side as he delves into his past, which leads him into a web of intrigue affecting the future of LA. The upcoming season of "Blunt Talk" will include ten half-hour episodes.
Ash vs Evil Dead, a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film, The Evil Dead. 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 (Do You Believe), 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. For more information follow @AshvsEvilDead on Twitter and like on Facebook. Join the conversation with #AshvsEvilDead and #STARZ.
The Blunt Talk cast is led by Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise, Ted) in the role of Walter Blunt, Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as Rosalie, Blunt's tough and motherly producer-manager and Adrian Scarborough (The King's Speech) as Harry, Blunt's manservant. Dolly Wells (Doll & Em) and Timm Sharp (Enlightened) star as Celia and Jim, Blunt's senior producers, along with Mary Holland (Silicon Valley) and Karan Soni (Deadpool) who star as Shelly and Martin, segment producers on Blunt's show.
Romany Malco (Think Like A Man, Top Five) returns in his recurring role of Bob Gardner, the president of the network, while musician and actor Moby, Jason Schwartzman (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bored to Death), Fred Melamed (Casual), Golden Brooks (Girlfriend), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), Brett Gelman (Another Period), and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) continue to make guest star appearances in the series. Seth MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door Productions, Inc. serve as executive producers. Jonathan Ames, who originated the idea for the series, serves as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Tristram Shapeero (Community) and Stephanie Davis (Bored to Death) also serve as executive producers with Shapeero also serving as director. Stewart also serves as producer on the series.
For more information follow @BluntTalk_Starz on Twitter and like on Facebook. Join the conversation with #BluntTalk and #STARZ. The full first season of Ash vs Evil Dead and Blunt Talk can be viewed now on the Starz App on Chromecast, Apple TV (4th generation and newer), iPhones and iPads running iOS 7.0 or higher, Google Nexus Player, Sony Android TV, Roku as well as most Android phones, tablets, and TV devices.