In a rather shocking move, Syfy did not pick up the TV series sequel to ‘Tremors’. The show would have seen Kevin Bacon return as Valentine McKee to the franchise, after starring in the first movie, but not returning for the sequels. There had been much anticipation for this program, based on the cult classic film, and according to director Vincenzo Natali, the pilot tested well with audiences, but for whatever reason, Syfy simply chose not to move forward with it. It is possible that ‘Tremors’ could be shopped around to another outlet, but there has been no news on that front. It’s also possible they could air the pilot as a stand-alone TV movie. Especially odd is that back when Syfy was The Sci-Fi Channel, it actually already aired a ‘Tremors’ series, without the stars of the first movie.
We may… or may not… ever get to see what the creators of this new show had planned, but at least we can get a taste. The trailer for the pilot has surfaced and you can view it below. You may want to hurry. It’s possible that Syfy will have it taken down soon:
The new show would seemingly have pretended that the sequels never happened as all the focus is on the initial Graboid attacks and Valentine McKee’s heroics, not mentioning the further adventures of Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), who fronted the direct-to-video follow-ups.
Perhaps Gross is getting the last laugh. His character was not included in the now-aborted TV series, but Gummer will be back in another movie, ‘Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell’, co-starring Jamie Kennedy as Travis B. Welker.
If you want to see the trailer for that, it’s below:
Had the series been picked up, ‘Tremors’ would have co-starred Hunter Parrish, Fred Ward, Shiloh Fernandez, Toks Olagundoye, Emily Tremaine and P.J. Byrne.