Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 3 Bruce Campbell

Ash vs Evil Dead has been canceled after three seasons

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Apr 20, 2018, 3:50 PM EDT

Three seasons into what began as a planned five-year series run, Starz has elected to end Bruce Campbell’s bloody, campy run as Ashley J. Williams.

The network said the current season of Ash vs Evil Dead — its third — will wrap the series and that the final episode, set to air at the end of April, will serve as the series finale, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

While the news is sad for fans of Campbell and all he’s created over the years in the character of his chainsaw-wielding badass, it’s not entirely unexpected. The Army of Darkness star told a Q&A audience last month that Ash’s future essentially rested with the fortunes of Ash vs Evil Dead, and that when the show’s done, Ash will sign off for good.

“[I]f they cancel it, I think Ash is done,” Campbell said. “There’s lavender on my property. I’m gonna smoke weed and hang out.”

Via THR, Campbell said he has no regrets about ending the show after three seasons. "Ash vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime,” he explained, adding that it had been “an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi” on the series and that he’d “always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers.”

You can catch the final episode for both the series and, it looks like, the character, when the Season 3 finale hits Starz on April 29.