In a move that is sure to delight 90s horror-thriller fans, SYFY announced this week that a “Tremors” series, starring Kevin Bacon, has been ordered to pilot. Kevin Bacon will be reprising his original role from the 1990 film of the same name. The new project will be part of Universal Cable Productions, and the drama was written by Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”), who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer. Also sharring EP credit are Kevin Bacon and David Schiff (“Southpaw”) in association with Blumhouse Television.
“This is the only character I’ve played that I’ve ever thought about revisiting. I just got to thinking, where would this guy end up after 25 years?” commented Bacon. “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!”
The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed 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.
“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,” commented Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum.
SYFY has not confirmed the other cast at this time, but more information is expected over the next few weeks. The original 1990 film was directed by Ron Underwood, working from a story written by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. The original installment starred Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, and Finn Carter.
In early 2017 “Tremors 6” was announced. “Tremors 6” was directed by Don Michael Paul (Sniper: Legacy, Tremors 5: Bloodlines) working from a script by John Whelpley (Tremors 5: Bloodlines, “Dallas”). The film was produced by Mike Elliot (Kindergarten Cop 2, Halloween II). The director of photography is Hein de Vos (District 9, Dominion).
In the film Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up hunted by Graboids when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom.