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24 May 2018

Starz Nominates Lucy for Emmy Candidate in Comedy Supporting Actress

Gold Derby has learned the list of STARZ key Emmy candidates and Ash vs Evil Dead made the cut! This will come as a welcome surprise to fans since its cancellation. Even though the show struggled in the ratings this season, there were some statue worthy moments.

Ash vs Evil Dead was a unique combination of horror and comedy. Like lightning in a bottle, it may never be captured again. The fact that it has been added to the list of Emmy contenders is a testament to its originality.

ImageLucy Lawless – Comedy Supporting Actress

As Ruby, the ultimate demon queen, Lucy Lawless was a villainess that you love to hate. She played her role to the hilt and her evil knew no bounds this season. From the very first episode, Family her intentions to destroy Ash were blatant and she took no prisoners.

The scene in the hotel room where she “conceives” Ash’s child by stabbing herself in the hand, saying incantations over his picture in the Necronomicon while smearing the page with her blood, that was extremely graphic. Although her dialogue is limited, the contortions that she goes through are enough to showcase her acting ability.

If that isn’t enough to convince the Academy then perhaps her demise at the hands of the Dark Ones in Judgment Day may do the trick. Never has death been done so well.

Read the full list of Emmy Candidates nominated by Starz of the Ash Vs Evil Dead Show



24 May 2018

Press Release: Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3 To Be Released August 21, 2018

ImagePress Release: SANTA MONICA, CA (May 23, 2018) – Legendary horror icon Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead Franchise) stars in the “truly insane, awe-inspiring, and gruesome” (Merrill Barr, Forbes) final season of “Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 3, arriving on Digital May 25 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD August 21 from Lionsgate. Experience the final season of the hilarious, critically acclaimed, most-watched comedy series on Starz® that follows-up the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

Alongside Campbell, “Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 3 also stars Lucy Lawless (TV’s “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Spartacus: War of the Damned”), Ray Santiago (Meet the Fockers), Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas), and newcomer Arielle Carver-O’Neill (TV’s “Worst Year of My Life, Again!” and “Suburbs”).

“Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 3 features Ash, who – having gone from urban legend to hometown hero –discovers that he has a daughter. And, when Kelly witnesses a massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns to warn Ash and Pablo.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Rob Tapert on every episode
  • Audio: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles for the show

The suggested retail price of $39.97 and $34.98, respectively.


Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Rob Tapert on every episode


Year of Production: 2018

Title Copyright: Ash vs Evil Dead © 2018 Starz Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: TV-on-DVD

Rating: TV-MA (for Adult Content, Adult Language, Graphic Violence)

Genre: Horror, Comedy, Action

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: approx. 300 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Surround

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Surround


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23 May 2018

Radio NZ Podcast: Ngila Dickson and the Xena Costume - 22 May 2018

ImageNgila Dickson and the Xena costume - From our Treasures from the Past on Radio NZ

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She's a character who hints at being from the Pantheon of ancient Greek mythology, but was in fact born entirely from modern imagination and brought to life not in the temples of the gods, but in west Auckland.

Xena, the 'warrior princess', continues to inspire a cult following of ‘Xenites’ to this very day. Everyone needs a hero, or heroine, and this feminist icon, played by Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless, certainly fits the bill.

So, in this week's episode we turn our attention to something a bit different – Xena’s costume, including her fabulous boots.

Read the full article and download the podcast



21 May 2018

Video: Lucy and Rob Panels From Motor City Comic Con

Cirocco was kind enough to send in her videos of Lucy and Rob at the Motor City Comic Con. Three videos - one from the autograph line, Lucy's solo panel and her panel with Rob.




21 May 2018

Rob Answers The Xena Revival Question at Motor City Comic Con

Will there be a Xena Revival, Won't there Be a Xena Revival. Well here is the latest from Rob. He attended the Motor City Comic Con with Lucy.




19 May 2018

Xena Reboot - Lucy Answers Questions About Becoming Xena Again and Will There Be a Xena Reboot?

Does Lucy want to wear the #Xena leathers again in a #XenaRevival? Lucy doesn't want to but she wants a #XenaReboot #LucyLawless


In a video interview Lucy said Rob feels that he can't make the show better and if he can't make it better...Doesn't mean it won't happen under someone else's direction. #XenaRevival #LucyLawless #Xena




18 May 2018

Lucy Narrates Winter Stories in the Sky for Stardome Observatory Planatarium in New Zealand June 2 to July 20, 2018

Join Lucy Lawless and John Rhys-Davies in a stellar adventure as they navigate through the night sky and delve into the myths and legends behind the constellations visible in winter. Not only will you be introduced to fantastic Greek and Maori characters, you will also learn what a constellation is, how they are used for astronomical purposes and where the names of planets come from!

Our perspective of the sky is ever changing, which means we see different constellations and stars as we move through the seasons. For this reason, Winter Stories in the Sky is one of four shows in the Stories series. Each season, the show content changes based on what you can see in the sky around the night of your visit. You can keep coming back and meet new characters in the planetarium sky, then head out to the courtyard telescopes (weather permitting) and spot them for yourself in the real night sky.

With stunning 360-degree animations and a good dose of John Rhys-Davis humour, Stories in the Sky is suitable for both the young and the young-at-heart.

Tickets are available from: 02 June to 20 July 2018



16 May 2018

New Lucy Voice Over in Animated Feature: Mosley

31122512_166905520664723_1512749561108496384_n.jpgLucy is involved in a new animated feature called Mosley.

A species of creatures called Thoriphants rebel against their life of servitude to mankind and embark on a treacherous journey. 

Director: Kirby Atkins 

Writer: Kirby Atkins Lucy voices the character of "Bera"

Mosley - A USD $20m animated feature film co-produced with China Film Animation. The first official co-production between China and New Zealand. Release is scheduled for early 2019 with worldwide sales being handled by Lotus Entertainment.

From the producers:

We are excited to announce that our latest animated feature film MOSLEY (formerly known as Beast of Burden) is being presented at the Cannes Film Market today for the first time!
More announcements to come soon!! 



13 May 2018

Lucy Is Part of Carminaburana in Munich at Odeonsplatz 12 May

Lucy's gone from Italy to Germany and is taking part in a concert



9 May 2018

Lucy To Attend Salt Lake Comic Con 06 September 2018

It's been announced that Lucy will attend the Salt Lake Comic Con on 6 September 2018

For more info about location / tickets go here