Ash vs Evil Dead: First look at season 2 villain

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In season 2 of Ash vs Evil Dead, Bruce Campbell’s titular sort-of hero will face a diabolical demon more powerful than any enemy he has encountered before, according to an announcement Thursday by Starz. The blighter’s name? Baal! The character is played by Joel Tobeck (Sons of Anarchy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), hails from the underworld, and has a “secret link” to Lucy Lawless’ Ruby.

As previously announced, the core season 1 cast of Campbell, Lawless, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo will also be joined by Lee Majors as Ash’s father, Evil Dead franchise veteran Ted Raimi as his childhood best friend, and Michelle Hurd as his high school love.

The second season of Ash vs Evil Dead will premiere 8 p.m. ET, Oct. 2. You can see the first photo of Tobeck as Baal, above.

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