“Spartacus” alum Lucy Lawless is returning to Starz for a role on “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the “Evil Dead” spinoff series that stars her “Xena: Warrior Princess” co-star Bruce Campbell.
Lawless will play Ruby, a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: She believes that Ash (Campbell) is the cause of it all. Lawless’ casting also reunites her with executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, with whom she worked on “Xena” and “Spartacus,” as well as their feature films including Raimi’s “Spider-Man” and Tapert’s “Boogeyman.”
Lawless joins previously announced cast members Ray Santiago (Pablo Simon Bolivar), Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly Maxwell) and Jill Marie Jones (Amanda Fisher).
The series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes. 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. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons — personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.
Raimi will direct the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which he wrote with Ivan Raimi (“Darkman,” “Army of Darkness”), Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper”). Raimi will also serve as executive producer, along with Tapert, Campbell and DiGregorio, who will serve as showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) will serve as producer.
Lawless can next be seen in a recurring role on season two of WGN America’s “Salem.”
Can Salem handle a Warrior Princess? Xena star Lucy Lawless joins the cast of the spooky drama for season two and she is predictably bringing danger along with her. And she’s not the only new face coming to town!
The creepy and tense trailer is just a tease of what’s to come when the WGN America series returns for a second season on Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. Yep, the “Hush, Little Baby” lullaby has never been creepier thanks to Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery).
Lawless plays Countess Marburg, one of the last descendants of a legendary line of German witches. Other newcomers this year include Stuart Townsend as Samuel Wainwright as a mysterious doctor, Joe Doyle as Baron Sebastian Marbug, son to the Countess, and Oliver Bell as Mary’s long-lost son who was revealed to be alive in the season one finale.
The witch war begins at the start of season two with Mary at the center of it all. Can she fend off the new and old from taking her throne? And what of the fates of Captain Jon Alden (Shane West), Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel), Tituba (Ashley Madekwe), Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant) and Mercy Lewis (Elisa Eberle)? Captain Jon Alden wasn’t looking too good in the trailer above.
Salem returns on Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. on WGN America. (SOURCE)
If you’re a Xena fan, it’s going to be a sad year next year. 2015 will mark the final Official Xena Convention. Not only that, but it will also mark the 20th anniversary of Xena: Warrior Princess.
Today, it has been announced that actress Lucy Lawless, who played the titular character, will be headlining the event that’s taking place from February 20th to the 22nd at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center.
Lawless will be appearing on Saturday to sign autographs and take photo-ops with fans.
This will be the final convention, so if you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss it.
For more info, visit the Official Xena Convention site.
Appearing: Friday and Saturday
Location: In Booth Signing
In 1995 Lucy landed the role of Xena: Warrior Princess in the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in a three story arc that led to her own spin-off show Xena: Warrior Princess for six seasons.
Whilst she has been primarily known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucy has also appeared in the classic TV series Battlestar Galactica in the semi-regular role of D’anna Biers amongst her other many and varied roles including the hit Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. Lucy was also in several made-for-TV movies including: Locusts and Vampire Bats. She also lent her voice to the straight-to-video movies: Justice League: The New Frontier and Dragonlance: Dragons of the Autumn Twilight. During 2011 Lucy appeared in the No Ordinary Family as the mysterious Mrs X and also appeared in the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus Vengeance as Lucretia.
Her most recent role was Caroline Platt in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, a BBC Mini-Series in New Zealand with Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.
She plays the recurring character of Diane Lewis in NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
She will play Velma Kelly in the Auckland Theatre Company’s adaptation of Chicago The Musical from 1-24 November 2013.
Will appear in season 2 of Agents of Shield