While early word was that the new ‘Tremors‘ reboot was taking root on Amazon, it looks like the series has now had a pilot order dig its way into Syfy. Kevin Bacon confirmed the news himself in an interview at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where he spoke about the character.
An interesting takeaway is that it almost sounds like the series is a continuation and not a reboot:
“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? 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!”
It isn’t clear it this will be a different form of sequels or if Bacon will be playing an older version of the same character from this cult classic which we all love.
One thing is clear though, Syfy loves ‘Tremors.’ They had initially tried to run ‘Tremors: The Series’ as an ongoing show back in 2003 but it was canceled after a 13-episode run. The network tried once more in 2015 which had never gotten off the ground though it might be part of why this new series is being brought to life.
Joining Andrew Miller on the new show as an Executive Producer is Jason Blum who has a long history of making horror work through Blumhouse. He has already partnered with Syfy on their upcoming televised version of the ‘Purge‘ films which show the world throughout the rest of the year so clearly is building a great working relationship on the network.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Tremors’ on the small screen with Kevin Bacon once again? Do you think that this will be a reboot or do Bacon’s remarks have you thinking it’ll be a soft reboot that continues the original film? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter