Syfy has ordered a reboot of the film series “Tremors” to pilot, the network announced on Monday.
Kevin Bacon will reprise his role from the 1990 movie and serve as executive producer on the project, alongside showrunner Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”) and David Schiff (“Southpaw”).
In the series, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, Nevada, are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon) who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.
The long-gestating reboot has been in the works for years, with Bacon signing on to star and executive produce back in 2015. Should “Tremors” go to series, it will mark his second TV series following Amazon’s “I Love Dick.”
“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. “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!”[powergridprofile powerrank=”518” node=”260383” type=”person” path=”http://powergrid.thewrap.com/person/kevin-bacon” title=”Kevin Bacon” image=”kevin_bacon_2.jpg”]
“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 founder, Jason Blum, went on to say.
Directed by Ron Underwood, 1990’s “Tremors” followed the inhabitants of Perfection as they were terrorized by giant underground worms. Fred Ward, Finn