Kevin Bacon will battle Graboids once again on a new Tremors TV series!
The 1990 cult classic Tremors marked one of the first leading roles for actor Kevin Bacon. Today, EW reports that Bacon will be back for an upcoming Tremors TV series! Bacon will not only star, reprising his Valentine McKee role for the first time in 25 years, but will also serve as executive producer.
Plans for the Tremors tv series hail from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions. Andrew Miller, creator of The CW‘s “The Secret Circle,” is attached to script. Plot details have not yet been revealed, but it appears that the new Tremors tv series will maintain continuity with at least the first film in the franchise and will return the story’s setting to Perfection, Nevada.
Directed by Ron Underwood, the first Tremors also stars Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire as a group of unfortunate souls who find themselves facing off against “Graboids,” monstrous sandworm creatures living beneath the earth of a small Nevada town.
Tremors received a big screen sequel, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, in 1996. A direct to home video sequel, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, arrived in 2001, followed by a direct to home video prequel, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, in 2004. 2003 also saw the launch of a first, short-lived Tremors TV series. Then, just last month, the world received a fifth direct to home video sequel, Tremors 5: Bloodlines.
Although the new Tremors TV series does not yet have a home, it is expected to announce one in the near future. After all, STARZ has already proven the power of in-continuity followups to horror classics. Their currently airing Ash vs. Evil Dead has met with acclaim from fans and critics alike.
Following the announcement of the new Tremors TV series, Kevin Bacon posted the following to his official Twitter account:
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