NYCC: Ash vs. Evil Dead drops S3 premiere, promises family drama

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Bruce Campbell has bills to pay, y'all. Campbell, the namesake behind Starz's hit Ash vs Evil Dead, opened the series' New York Comic-Con 2017 panel on Saturday by thanking fans for helping pay his kid's tutition.

The audience was treated to a sneak peek of Season 3 along with the entire first episode. The show is slated to return Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9PM ET/PT on Starz.

Our take: Without giving too much away, the Season 3 premiere is hilariously gruesome. Lucy Lawless (Xena) returns as Ruby, the Demon Mother of Fire, and she isn't holding anything back. We also meet Ash's daughter Brandy in the premiere and her mom Candy Barr. In typical Deadite fashion, Ash and his newfound fam are thrown into mayhem as he shows his daughter what his life entails, taking high school drama to a whole new level.

Actress Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly) returns to Ash vs. Evil Dead with some killer instincts and a friend, Dalton, played by Lindsay Farris. Arielle Carver-O'Neill also joins Season 3 as Ash's daughter Brandy Barr. At the panel, Carver-O'Neill says the experience being a newcomer on the show is both "terrifying and awesome." On parenthood, Campbell says Ash is the "best and the worst" as a father. He did reveal Ash never lies to his daughter and is very protective.

During the fan Q&A, DeLorenzo spills to the audience she and costar Ray Santiago had to share a shower one time after a scene, calling it a "murder scene" with all the fake blood. Santiago's niece was present and lovingly had the audience sing "Happy Birthday" for her speical day. Campbell being the true star he is, handed out money to castmates and fans who asked questions because, well...just because. The man is funny and delivers perfectly as Ash Williams.

Are you looking forward to Ash's continued adventures against the Deadite hordes?