Kevin Bacon says Tremors series is going to Syfy
In late 2015, it was revealed that actor Kevin Bacon would reprise his role of Valentine McKee and executive produce a new Tremors series for TV. Now the star has confirmed to Screen Daily that not only is the pilot a go, but it has found a home at cable channel Syfy.
“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” Bacon confirmed. “It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later. It [‘Tremors’] is a really good movie. I don’t go back and watch my movies but because we were doing this one, I had to go back and look at it. It’s just the idea of this loser who is living a very ordinary life and has an extraordinary experience with these monsters and becomes, for a moment, a hero.”
Bacon is currently headlining the Amazon comedy series I Love Dick, and previously starred in three seasons of FOX’s psychological thriller show The Following.
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 grossed a mere $16 million at the domestic box office in 1990, but went on to become a smash hit on home video. It also starred 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. 2015 saw a fifth direct-to-home video sequel, Tremors 5: Bloodlines.
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