Syfy is bringing a TV revival of Tremors to the small screen, and Kevin Bacon will be returning to the role he played in the horror-comedy over 25 years ago.
Released in 1990, Tremors has reached cult status over the years, and Kevin Bacon is excited to reprise his role as Valentine McKee, a handyman who battled the killer Graboid worms in original film.
“This is the only character I’ve played that I’ve ever thought about revisiting. I just got to thinking, where would this guy end up after 25 years?” Bacon said in a statement. “[Screenwriter] 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!”
While we don’t know the exact plot of the TV series yet, we do know McKee will be forced to defeat the Graboids, which have invaded Perfection, Nevada again. Can’t remember the original? Here’s the trailer:
This isn’t the first time that sequels or a TV series of Tremors have been released. There have been 4 straight-to-video or made-for-TV sequels. This is also Syfy’s second attempt at a Tremors TV series. Hopefully it will be more successful than 2003’s Tremors: The Series- it was cancelled after the first season. The one thing that this revival has going for it? It’s the first time Kevin Bacon has been involved in any sort of revival! There is no word yet if any other stars from the original movie will be reprising their roles, including Fred Ward and Reba McEntire.
Fans are very excited that Kevin Bacon is on-board for the new series!
Syfy Pilot I'm SO happy you are doing the pilot for Tremors. Loved the first film and love Kevin Bacon. This show will be great!
— Nora Brockhaus (@noraandkids) June 30, 2017
Whoa whoa syfy really working on a tremors tv show and tryna bring back Kevin bacon? I'm already sold
— mango ciroq lobster (@RedHotStyley) June 28, 2017
Yes yes yes! Kevin Bacon to star in the Tremors Revival on SyFy!!!!! Woo how @kevinbacon
— Joey (@TheJoeyShadz) June 27, 2017
Kevin Bacon is going to be in a Tremors reboot y'all! pic.twitter.com/L37FNr38F6
— Rebecca Ice (@RebeccaCrook1) June 27, 2017
There’s no word yet on when we can expect the revival to hit the air.