Its a sad day for horror fans, STARZ has canceled Ash vs. Evil Dead. The popular spin-off series based on The Evil Dead, was a cult hit despite a second season that sputtered out. However, devoted fans who stuck with the series were treated to a fantastic third season rebound. Sadly this is a case of too little too late.
Per Bloody Disgusting:
The April 29th episode of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” will indeed be the series finale rather than merely a season finale, as Starz has opted to cancel “Ash vs. Evil Dead.”
“Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime,” Bruce Campbell just tweeted. “Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to give our tireless fans another taste of the outrageous horror/comedy they demanded. I will always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers.”
THR notes, “The series finale, airing April 29 at 9 p.m., will see the Ghostbeaters put to the ultimate test to defeat a global demon infestation whose epicenter is Elk Grove as Ash and company gear up for battle one last time to save the world.”
The only real silver lining to this is that the Season 3 finale sounds like it’ll be a satisfying conclusion to the saga, as it was designed to be. So. Yeah. At least we have that?