'Ash vs. Evil Dead' Season 3: Bruce Campbell's Demon-Fighter Learns He's a Dad in New Trailer


Pictured: Ray Santiago (Pablo), Arielle Carver O'Neill (Brandy), Bruce Campbell (Ash Williams), Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly)

Bruce Campbell has confirmed the hard-drinking, self-absorbed demon hunter he plays will learn he is the father of a teen-age girl named Brandy in Season 3 of Starz's horror-comedy Ash vs. Evil Dead.

"Ash is going to become a good father because once he does accept her as his daughter, then I think he realizes—whether it's because of guilt, whatever—that he must protect her at all costs," the 59-year-old actor told UPI recently at New York Comic Con. "This year, the evil entity is sort of like the Mafia: if they can't get to Ash, they will get to his family, so they are going after Brandy. She is a target from the second she shows up on the show, which puts her in a constant threat, which puts Ash into a tizzy, essentially. Ash is pushed to the limit this season. Actually over the limit. Ash loses it at one point."

Campbell also revealed Brandy's mother is not a character who has been mentioned before in the Evil Dead movie/TV franchise, which has spanned four decades.

"She's brand new and short lived," Campbell joked of his former flame. "Whoopsie!"

Co-starring Lucy Lawless, Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago, the supernatural series is about an unlikely hero and his trio of sidekicks—Ruby, Kelly and Pablo. The show is to return to the cable network with fresh episodes on Feb. 25. Arielle Carver-O'Neill joins this ensemble this season as Brandy.

Ash vs. Evil Dead, Season 3 Premiere, Sunday, Feb. 25, 9/8c, Starz

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.