It looks like Ash will be facing his past in the upcoming second season of Ash vs Evil Dead on Starz. Lee Majors and Ted Raimi were recently cast as Ash's father and childhood best friend, respectively, and now Michelle Hurd has joined the cast as a series regular in a role with a strong link to the Deadite slayer.

According to Deadline, Hurd will play Ash's "high school sweetheart" in the second season of Ash vs Evil Dead. No other details about Hurd's character—including her name—are known at this time, but her status as series regular means that she'll likely play a key role in the sophomore season. We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.

No stranger to television, Hurd has appeared in numerous series over the years, including Charmed, The Glades, Witches of East End, Devious Maids, and Hawaii Five-O.

Comprised of ten half-hour episodes, Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 premieres later this year.

From the Previous Press Release: "The second season of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes.  The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.

Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as producers."

Michelle Hurd:

Source: Deadline
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