‘Blunt Talk’, ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Season 2 Premiere Dates Set at Starz

TCA 2016: Both shows to return in October

Last Updated: August 1, 2016 @ 12:14 PM

“Ash vs Evil Dead” and “Blunt Talk” Season 2 premiere dates were announced Monday during the Starz portion of the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour.

Both shows are set to return on Oct. 2, with “Ash vs Evil Dead” airing at 8 p.m. and “Blunt Talk” following immediately after at 8:35.

“Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film series, “The Evil Dead.”

The cast is led by the film series’ star Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless as Ruby; Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar; and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell.

Lee Majors, Ted Raimi and Michelle Hurd 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.

Film series’ creator Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert, Campbell and Ivan Raimi. Craig DiGregorio serves as executive producer and showrunner. Aaron Lam and Moira Grant serve as producers.

Patrick Stewart leads “Blunt Talk” as Walter Blunt, a brash and addiction-prone anchor of a cable news network.

The cast also includes: Jacki Weaver as Rosalie; Adrian Scarborough as Harry; Dolly Wells as Celia; Timm Sharp as Jim; Mary Holland as Shelly; and Karan Soni as Martin.

Romany Malco will return in his recurring role of Bob Gardner, the president of the network, while musician and actor Moby, Jason Schwartzman and Brent Spiner will return as guest stars.

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 and Stephanie Davisalso serve as executive producers with Shapeero also serving as director. Stewart also serves as producer on the series.