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Virgin Media has signed an exclusive deal to show the first series of Starz Original series 'Ash vs Evil Dead'.

The first five episodes of the first series became available to watch on-demand on Tuesday. A new episode will be released each week, bringing the series in-line with its US broadcast dates.

The show is an extension of Sam Raimi's classic 'The Evil Dead' films, with original star Bruce Campbell, original director Sam Raimi and original producer Rob Tapert all involved.

Campbell reprises his role as Ash, a stock boy, ageing lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the 30 years since the original film avoiding responsibility and refusing to grow up.

However, when a 'Deadite' plague threatens to destroy mankind, Ash has to face his demons - both personal and literal.

According to Virgin Media, it's a sign of things to come for the broadcaster.

"We are very excited about bringing 'Ash vs Evil Dead' to the UK, exclusively for Virgin Media customers," said David Bouchier, chief digital entertainment officer at Virgin Media.

"This long-awaited and much anticipated series marks a step-change in our TV programming strategy and demonstrates the true potential for video on demand.

"By investing in original series and bringing more exclusive TV shows to Virgin Media customers, we are unlocking the power of the boxset once again. 'Ash vs Evil Dead' is just the start for Virgin Media customers."

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