Ash vs. Evil Dead has been cancelled, TV network Starz has announced.
The series is currently airing its 3rd (and now final) season, with the finale set to air next week.
The future of the show has been in question throughout this season’s run, with a number of the cast members claiming that they were unsure about whether it would continue.
The series serves as a sequel to the older Evil Dead horror films, with original actor Bruce Campbell reprising his role as chainsaw-wielding Ash as he takes on demonic forces.
The series has been acclaimed by fans of the films, who enjoyed seeing the character revived after he was overlooked in the 2013 film reboot.
Despite critical acclaim, the series has not been much of a hit when it comes to ratings, with many thinking that this would spell the end of the show.
With previous seasons, Starz renewed the series before it even aired. This did not happen with season 3, suggesting that the show’s days were numbered.
Bruce Campbell had previously been unsure whether a new season would happen and has now said that he has retired the character.
Whether this cancellation means the end of the franchise altogether remains to be seen. 2013’s Evil Dead was popular so it’s fair to say that a new film will emerge at some point.
The original Evil Dead films are over 30 years old at this point, so today’s ever-growing young audience has no nostalgia for them.
Source: Screen Rant