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Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on ‘Evil Dead’ Film Franchise

Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise

Once again, I ask… are TV networks finally starting to realize the ratings and profit potential In producing content with black women in leading roles?

Jill Marie Jones has booked the female lead role of Amanda Fisher in the STARZ original series “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the long-awaited serial follow-up to the classic horror film franchise “The Evil Dead,” which will follow disgraced Michigan State Trooper Fisher (played by Jones), after the grisly murder of her partner, as she sets out to find anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility for the crime. But as she soon learns, Ash and his cohorts may be mankind’s only hope against the plague of “evil dead.”

Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as 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.” 

Joining Jones and Campbell in the series are Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo.

The STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes.

Sam Raimi will direct the first episode that he wrote with Ivan Raimi.

Filming is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring, and premiere on STARZ in late 2015.

Jones is best known for starring as Toni Childs in “Girlfriends,” and also appeared in “Sleepy Hollow” most recently.

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