Kevin Bacon to Reprise Original Tremors Role in Syfy Reboot Series

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It was announced back in 2015 that Kevin Bacon planned to bring Tremors to the small screen with the goal of reprising his role as Valentine McKee from the 1990 film. Since then, things have been relatively quiet. However, Syfy has just announced that they've officially ordered a pilot for a Tremors reboot starring Bacon.

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Bacon will serve as an executive producer on the potential series alongside showrunner Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) and David Schiff (Southpaw).

In the planned television series, killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, Nevada have returned and the town's only hope for survival lies with Valentine McKee (Bacon), who successfully beat them once. However, this time, he'll need to overcome his age, alcoholism and a delusional hero complex in order to save Perfection.

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“This is the only character I’ve played that I’ve ever thought about revisiting," Bacon said. "I just got to thinking, where would this guy end up after 25 years? 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!”

Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum, followed up Bacon's comments by expressing his excitement for bringing back the cult classic with Bacon back in the lead.

“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," Blumhouse said.

As of right now, Tremors is only in the pilot stage at Syfy. However, should the series be picked up by Syfy, it'll mark Bacon's second TV series, as he currently stars in Amazon's I Love Dick.

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Bacon starred alongside Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire in the original film about an isolated area of Nevada plagued by giant killer worms. Tremors gave birth to four (soon to be five) direct-to-video sequels, as well as the short-lived Tremors: The Series, which aired in 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel.

So far there's no word on which films in the Tremors franchise will be considered canon when the reboot show goes live on Syfy. The series has gone some strange places after all -- from a wildlife preserve in South Africa to establishing all-new forms of Graboids, including those that travel by land and by air.

(via The Wrap)

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