A bloody new trailer for the second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead, set to premiere in October, debuted Tuesday, though not at San Diego Comic-Con where network Starz had hoped to premiere it. The nearly three-minute clip was deemed too over-the-top for public display. Rapper Kid Cudi posted it to Twitter.
The trailer opens with Ash Williams, the series’ sleazy, undead-hating protagonist portrayed by Bruce Campbell, plunging his chainsaw arm into a keg and spraying beer all over spring break revelers in Jacksonville. From there, it’s all blood and violence. Williams and his compatriots – splattered in blood – ready themselves for a return to Williams’ hometown, where he faces off with and dismembers zombie-like Deadites, as various unseemly bodily fluids spew everywhere. There’s a beheading, some disemboweled corpses, a sanded-off face and several other scenes of terror.
“That is horrible … and also awesome,” character Kelly Maxwell (Dana DeLorenzo) says in one scene as she surveys the carnage. “Which is everything that I do,” Williams rejoins.
Even though a collage of entrails is supposedly too graphic for Comic-Con, the festival is nevertheless hosting a world premiere screening of the first episode of season two and a panel with the cast.