Kevin Bacon Reveals Bad News for New ‘Tremors’ Series

The long-gestating Tremors television series set to star Kevin Bacon has been buried.

Word on a potential Bacon-starring Tremors television reboot can be tracked back to at least 2015, when news broke that Bacon, Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions were teaming up for a small-screen revival. Then… quiet. That is until 2017, when it was reported that Syfy would backing a new pilot for a potential Tremors series, with Bacon starring, as well as producing alongside Jason Blum. Well…

“Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality,” Bacon posted 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!”

The original 1990 film followed the folk of small isolated town Perfection, Nevada, as they defend themselves against strange underground creatures killing them one by one. The new series was to pick up 25 years after those killer worms attacked the town, with Bacon back as Valentine McKee.

“I don’t go back and watch my movies but because we were doing this one, I had to go back and look at it,” Bacon said last year. “It’s just the idea of this loser who is living a very ordinary life and has an extraordinary experience with these monsters and becomes, for a moment, a hero.”

The pilot was directed by Vincenzo Natali, known for sci-fi pics Cube, Cypher and Splice, and written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle).

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Image credit: Universal Pictures
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