At the Burn Notice panel at ComicCon, USA programming chief Jeff Watchel announced there will be a Burn Notice prequel focusing on Bruce Campbell’s Sam Axe character. The basic plot will follow Axe on his final mission as a Navy SEAL and provide the setup for his character in the series.
The story is apparently going to take place in Latin America before the Burn Notice timeline started and will likely be filmed between seasons four and five of the series.
I’m so excited about this news – Bruce Campbell (to me) is one of the hardest-working character actors working today. He was the reason I started watching Burn Notice in the first place (the writing, production values, and performances kept me) and to see him get a story focused on him is fantastic.
Oh, and for those of you Evil Dead fans, there’s talk of a chainsaw.
I just have one thing to say to that: “Groovy.”
You can see Bruce Campbell in Burn Notice on DVD and in on-demand episodes here.