Actor Kevin Bacon has been talking about returning to the Tremors franchise in the form of a TV series since 2015, and it looks like the cameras may soon be ready to roll.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be taken to the Syfy Channel with involvement from Jason Blum. Andrew Miller will act as showrunner as well as writer for the series’ pilot.
The plan is for the series to take place 25 years after the initial Tremors film, with Kevin Bacon’s character Val “battling age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex” while saving the town of Perfection.
It’s worth noting that the Tremors franchise has already had a TV series on the Syfy Channel. Tremors: The Series lasted one 13-episode season before being canceled by the network in 2003.
The original film’s plot is as follows:
Repairmen Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) are tired of their dull lives in the small desert town of Perfection, Nev. But just as the two try to skip town, they happen upon a series of mysterious deaths and a concerned seismologist (Finn Carter) studying unnatural readings below the ground. With the help of an eccentric couple (Reba McEntire, Michael Gross), the group fights for survival against giant, worm-like monsters hungry for human flesh.
Let’s hope the new series lives up to the cleverness of the original film!
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