Bruce Campbell Squashes Hope for ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Revival: ‘I’m Retired as Ash’

Actor says he’s hanging up his chainsaw for good

Last Updated: April 24, 2018 @ 10:21 AM

Despite hopes of an 11th-hour fan campaign to save Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” the show’s star Bruce Campbell put the final nail in the coffin for his leading character, Ash Williams.

Responding to a post from Bloody Disgusting that tried to mobilize fans to petition Netflix to save the show, which Starz canceled last week, Campbell took to Twitter to say thanks, but he’s done with the character.

Last week, Starz announced the series would end after the upcoming season three finale, which is scheduled for April 29.

Campbell first played the character in the Sam Raimi-directed “Evil Dead” in 1981, returning for a slew of sequels before Starz revived it as a TV series in 2015.

You can’t blame them for trying since it wouldn’t be the first (or second, or third) time Netflix revived a canceled show. The streamer has previously brought back “Longmire,” “The Killing” and most famously, “Arrested Development.”

But it looks like “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is, well, dead.