I share some of your concerns. But I would hasten to point out that a lot of fans really come to Evil Dead as Army of Darkness fans first and foremost, and AoD doesn’t have nearly the hard-gore content of the first two movies, so a lightening of that aspect relative to ED and EDII doesn’t seem like that big a break to me. And, with a target of just ten episodes, it’s likely going to be a more tightly conceived and structured story than one often gets with 22-to-24 episode seasons, where, as you rightly point out, so many cooks are in the kitchen that a cohesive vision can be hard to maintain. I’ve never been that enthusiastic about the rumors of a 4th Raimi-directed movie, because I suspect that at this point, he’s just too far removed from the original creative impetus behind the material to revisit it in a way that’s not contrived or redundant. My hope is that the unique requirements and opportunities created by changing formats from feature to series will invite a new creative approach.