We love Ash Williams, we love the Evil Dead, and we love Sam Raimi. So why is Ash vs Evil Dead floundering in its 3rd season? YouTuber Jimmy Champane tries to get a handle on the situation in his latest video: Why is Ash vs. Evil Dead Failing? It’s important to know that Champane is looking at the issue as a fan of the series, not some jaded detractor.
Give the video a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section. If you can’t stream, the 5 reasons Ash vs Evil Dead is failing are briefly summarized below it. After that, you can peep the trailer and synopsis for Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3, currently airing Sundays on Starz. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Despite being a pretty awesome revival of everyone’s favorite Deadite slayer, Ash vs. Evil Dead can’t seem to keep viewers coming back and unfortunately, it’s probably going to get canceled. I did some research to figure out why.
Ash vs Evil Dead is locked at Starz, which is a premium cable network; this limits the show’s weekly audience.
The series has been plagued by internet piracy, obliterating razor-thin profit margins.
Fans are still bitter about the fact that Ash is on the small screen as opposed to appearing in a new Evil Dead feature film.
Season 2 was inconsistent and lacked the charm and nostalgia of the first season. Season 3 is nearing its midpoint with the lowest ratings in the show’s history.
Sam Raimi has not directed any episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead since Season 1.
About Jimmy Champane on YouTube: I make videos about things I love. Horror, Star Wars, Video Games and Comics are the main things you’ll see me talk about. I also manage Bloody Disgusting’s YouTube channel. Suggestions, tips or just want to say hey? Follow me on Twitter @JimmyChampane.
Official Synopsis: “Ash vs Evil Dead” follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.
The third season finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long-lost daughter who’s been entrusted in his care. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. But evil will learn to never get in between a papa bear and his cub.
Ash vs Evil Dead stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo.
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