Syfy's planned television revival of Tremors is dead in the sand. Franchise veteran Kevin Bacon, who was set to executive produce and star in the new series, confirmed the cable channel passed on the pilot.
"Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality," Bacon, who played Valentine McKee in the 1990 original film, wrote on Instagram. "Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward. Thanks to our killer cast and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard. And always keep one eye out for GRABOIDS!
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#Tremors Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality. Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward. Thanks to our killer cast and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard. And always keep one eye out for GRABOIDS!
Bacon's post looks like it was taken on the set of Tremors, where broken bobbleheads of his character were being sold. The series was to take place 25 years after the events of the first film, with McKee called back to Perfection, Nevada, to defeat the Graboids. But first he must overcome his age, alcoholism and a delusional hero complex.
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Bacon was joined on the pilot by P.J. Byrne (Big Little Lies), Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Ebonée Noel (Wrecked), Brandon Jay McLaren (Ransom) and Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs).
Fans of the original film, and of Bacon, are already entreating Netflix, Amazon, Hulu or similar streaming services to pick up the series.
Anyone here work for Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc.? This guy directed the Tremors pilot and the series needs a home. https://t.co/AEhjhP2Azq— Scott Weinwolf (@scottEweinberg) April 28, 2018
Blumhouse and Universal Cable Productions own the pilot and may yet try to find it a home. Bacon has another pilot for Showtime in contention, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Boston crime drama City on a Hill.