While we don't know the exact premiere date for the return of Ash vs Evil Dead, the third season of the Starz series is already starting to shape up, as a new cast member has been revealed.

Deadline reports that Arielle Carver-O’Neill has joined the cast of Ash vs Evil Dead as a series regular to play "...Brandy, a smart middle-class American high school senior whose life is up-ended when she finds herself caught up in violent demonic events."

O'Neill, who previously appeared in House Husbands, Suburbs, and the Spierig Brothers' Predestination, joins a core season 3 cast that is expected to include Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless. While no seasons beyond the third one have been announced, Campbell told us in our interview last year that he'd like to do five seasons of Ash vs Evil Dead:

"I'll take five [seasons]. No one's gonna burn out at five. I got this a lot, "Hey, so Burn Notice ran, like, five seasons right?" I'm like, “No, it ran seven.” They were like, "Oh, oh." And what it really meant was they stopped watching after five. And every shows has a burnout factor. The cast burns out, the show gets too expensive, writers run out of ideas, viewership declines. Every show has its arc.

We want to end strong, and I want to put together a multiple year plan so that the writers know where this is going, the actors know where it's going, and the studio knows where it's going. Everyone should know where everything is going all the time, in my opinion."

Official plot details for the third season of Ash vs Evil Dead have not yet been revealed, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is announced.

Arielle Carver-O'Neill in House Husbands:

Source: Deadline
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