After being playfully beaten by Sam Raimi for decades, Bruce Campbell retired from playing Ash in physical form when Ash vs. Evil Dead was canceled, although he was more than happy to resume the role in video game form and to return for Evil Dead: The Game.” And while Evil Dead: The Game offered fans characters and locations from all three Evil Dead films as well as Ash vs. Evil Dead, demand seems to remain high enough for the creators to explore an animated series based on the television series.
In an interview with Collider at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Campbell hinted that more Ash vs. Evil Dead — in animated form — could be on the way. “In animation, you can make the future much easier. I still sound like Ash, and you know, my voice wasn’t as bad as my body, so I can still do that crap,” the actor said. “So I’m still going to do the video game. And we are already talking about an animated one [series].”
Judging by Campbell’s comments, it’s hard to say what an Ash vs. Evil Dead animated series would entail, but since he mentioned the future, it’s conceivable that the series would pick up where the last live-action episode was has stopped when Ash and Lexx embarks on an adventure to find Ash’s daughter, Brandy (Arielle Carver-O’Neill). Whether Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago will return for the animated series if it happens remains to be seen, but since both have reprized their roles in voice form in Evil Dead: The Game, their days as Ash’s sidekick may not be over yet.