‘Tremors’ TV Reboot Starring Kevin Bacon Moving Forward at Syfy

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Syfy is eyeing a television reboot of the movie “Tremors” with Kevin Bacon set to reprise his original role, Variety has learned.

The cable network has picked up a pilot for the potential series, based on the 1990 film. In addition to starring, Bacon will also serve as an executive producer.

The TV series would pick up 25 years after the original film left off. The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed the small town of Perfection, Nevada 25 years ago are back and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon) who beat them once, but to do it again, he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex. The movie revolved around natives of a the town who have to defend themselves against strange underground creatures that are killing them one by one.

“This is the only character I’ve played that I’ve ever thought about revisiting,” Bacon said. “I just got to thinking, where would this guy end up after 25 years? Andrew Miller has a fantastic take on it and we hope to create a show that will be fun and scary for fans of the movie and folks that have yet to discover it. Let’s kick some Graboid ass!”

Miller, who created CW’s “The Secret Circle,” penned the pilot and will serve as showrunner and executive producer, alongside Bacon and David Schiff. Universal Cable Productions is producing with Blumhouse Television. The project has been floating around for quite some time; UCP first put the project into development without a network attached back in late 2015.

“We are so pleased to continue our partnership with Syfy and UCP in reviving this cult classic with none other than Kevin Bacon as Valentine McKee; we look forward to thrilling original fans and new audiences alike,” said Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum.

The pilot is the second go at a “Tremors” series for Syfy — back in 2003, the network, which was then named Sci-Fi Channel, aired a show named “Tremors: The Series,” though Bacon was not involved and the drama only lasted for 13 episodes. The original 1990 “Tremors” was the only flick that starred Bacon, though the film was followed by a franchise of four direct-to-video sequels.

Should “Tremors” be greenlit, it would mark Bacon’s second current TV show, joining his starring role on Amazon’s “I Love Dick.” He is repped by WME.

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  1. This article doesn’t seem to address if the new series acknowledges or ignores the previous series and movies other than the first, it only ‘mentions’ the first series and movies.

    In fact, it says “The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed the small town of Perfection, Nevada 25 years ago are back” but in the first series the residents of Perfection had come to terms with an albino Graboid they called “El Blanco”. This doesn’t sound like they’re continuing with that series in mind, but ignoring it. That doesn’t make me happy…

  2. Gunnar says:

    The only thing I have to ask is this………………… WIll Burt Gummer be in the movie if not then no interest.

  3. Durel says:

    I have been a fan of Kevin Bacon pretty much my whole life and Tremors is my favorite movie of all time. So I’m smiling ear to ear right now. This will be the 2nd go around for SyFy with this franchise so hopefully things go well for them. Maybe bring back some cast members like Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Bobby Jacoby, etc…..to spice things up for us old fans!!!!

  4. Shirlene says:

    Does anyone know when it going to start can’t wait for Kevin to be back love and light Blessed Be

  5. Pam Dawicke says:

    Can’t wait. Hopefully Earl will be there.

  6. CarlJ says:

    I always wanted to see a follow-Up with Bacon and Ward. It didn’t need to have graboids, just the further misadventures of Val and Earl.

  7. Damon Tammas says:

    No No No No Nooooo!!!! They caught lightning in a bottle with the original Tremors, that was besmirched by the 15 sad sequels they foisted on the public. It still shines all of these years later for a reason. If you’re not going to bring every body back (who wasn’t killed that is) including the behind the camera crew, then stay away from the reboot//rehash/remake hysteria taking over Hollywood. Bacon is better than this.

  8. Robert Cauttero says:

    TREMORS was an under-appreciated gem in 1990. It deserves today’s cult film status. I hope SyFy does it justice. With Kevin onboard I have high hopes. Ideally they’ll bring the same perfect mix of humor and terror that director Ron Underwood gave it.

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