'Tremors' reboot gets pilot order at SyFy

Kevin Bacon Says Tremors Series is Going to Syfy
Syfy Sets Pilot for 'Tremors' Reboot

27 June, 2017

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.

Looks like we're not safe from graboids just yet!

The new series from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions is not the first time the property has been adapted for the small screen however. This reboot was first rumored back in 2015; Syfy actually aired a separate Tremors series back in 2003, but it was squashed after one season. But while at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, #KevinBacon told ScreenDaily, "We are going to do a pilot for Syfy". In a statement, Bacon adds that he hopes the show "will be fun and scary" both for fans of the movie and people who never got around to seeing it. I am not going to make another movie that's not going to do well at the box office.

In the new Tremors written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle), the killer Graboid worms that almost destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town's only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once.

A potential Tremors reboot comes in the midst of a branding refresh for Syfy, which is timed to the network's 25th anniversary.

"We are going to do a [Tremors] pilot for Syfy", relayed Bacon while speaking to Screen Daily.

With the new current trends in the horror genre, Blumhouse has a chance to give this franchise some new life and recapture the love of its fans. However, should the series be picked up by Syfy, it'll mark Bacon's second TV series, as he now stars in Amazon's I Love Dick. Bacon will develop the eight-episode series with producer Jason Blum and will reprise his role of Valentine McKee from the 1990 film.

The Tremors reboot is Syf's third pilot in contention and joins George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers as well as The Machine.

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