We’ve known that Kevin Bacon was returning to reprise his role as Valentine McKee in a ‘Tremors‘ series for Amazon and now writer Andrew Miller is sharing what McKee has been up to since the last movie that he was in. The 10-episode series is surely going to have fans jumping for a chance to see even more of Perfection with Bacon finally returning since the 1990 film. The series is sadly set to ignore the films that have followed and at this time there is no word if Michael Gross might pop up to reprise his role as Burt Gummer in any form but as they are apparently ignoring the multiple films which Gummer has been in since that time it’s doubtful he’ll be showing up.
So, where is our lead when things kick off?
“The Kevin Bacon character is now 25 years older, a horrible loser in this town that had a brief moment of glory in the ’80s or ’90s and is now worse off than it was before. The town is coming face to face with failure. It’s also a Donald Trump story in that it’s the notion of nostalgia as a drug that’s killing us and looking back on a time – the longer you look at that time in the mirror without accepting reality, these monsters start to grow beneath the surface. In this case it’s these worms that are literally growing beneath the surface.”
Obviously, Miller is taking some real life events and throwing them in as ideas for the show, specifically:
“People are trying to get over these traumas and both empower themselves and put themselves in great danger. I think we’re not processing trauma as healthily right now as we could be. I find myself not processing trauma as well as I ought to be and feel like I’m the star of my own horror movie sometimes.”
Miller won’t be the first person to use science fiction or horror as a reflection on the world around us but it does seem to be a timely take for the series to be going in this direction.
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