'Tremors' reboot gets pilot order at SyFy

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Almost a year and a half ago, word spread that a Tremors television series was in the works with Kevin Bacon set to reprise his iconic (Damn right, I just said that) role as Valentine McKee. Bacon, who originally starred in the first "Tremors" movie, has been confirmed to reprise his role as Valentine "Val" McKee to fight the deadly giant worms once again. Mckee is the town's only hope for survival given his prior experience and the fact that he was able to kill them once before.

It seems like the show is going down the route of Ash vs Evil Dead because we'll also get to see Valentine battling age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex. "But what I was really interested in was taking this guy [Valentine] and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life". But bringing Kevin Bacon into the story, and continuing with the humor established in the previous movies will keep us Tremors fans coming back for more Graboids and Ass-Blasters fun. Bacon will produce, alongside Jason Blum, as well as star.

On why he originally didn't return for any of the sequels: "I was like - why would I make a sequel of a bomb?" Fred Ward returned to play his character again (Earl Bassett) in Tremors 2: Aftershocks, and Michael Gross is the only cast member to appear in all the movies as Burt Gummer. However, should the series be picked up by Syfy, it'll mark Bacon's second TV series, as he now stars in Amazon's I Love Dick.

The official news comes a day after Bacon, in an interview Sunday at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, discussed returning to the character when he revealed that the reboot had landed at Syfy. Tremors gave birth to four (soon to be five) direct-to-video sequels, as well as the short-lived Tremors: The Series, which aired in 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel.

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