Syfy Picks Up TREMORS to Pilot; Kevin Bacon to Reprise Original Film Role
SYFY announced today that TREMORS, starring Kevin Bacon reprising his original role from the 1990 film of the same name, has been ordered to pilot. From Universal Cable Productions, the drama was written by Andrew Miller ("The Secret Circle"), who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer along with Bacon and David Schiff ("Southpaw") in association with Blumhouse Television.
"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?" commented Bacon. "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!"
The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, Nevada 25 years ago 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.
"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," commented Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum.
About SYFY: Syfy is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives Science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, Syfy super-serves passionate fans with original Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by Syfy WIRE (www.syfywire.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Universal Cable Productions: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Falling Water," "Playing House," "Shooter," "The Sinner" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Killjoys" and "The Magicians" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" and "Imposters" on Bravo; "The Arrangement" and "The Royals" on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; and "HarmonQuest" on Seeso. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
About Blumhouse Television: Blumhouse Television has earned critical acclaim and numerous honors for its dark, edgy fare including Emmy awards for its productions of HBO's "The Normal Heart" and "The Jinx," as well as the prestigious Peabody award for "The Jinx" and the documentary "How to Dance in Ohio." In 2017, with funding from ITV, Blumhouse Television launched as an independent studio. Projects currently in production include "Secure and Hold," a limited series for Showtime with Tom McCarthy writing and executive producing, based on journalist Gabriel Sherman's reporting on former Fox News chief, Roger Ailes; "Sharp Objects," a limited series from Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn for HBO based on Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name and starring Amy Adams, with Jean-Marc Valle directing all episodes; and "The Purge," from writer/director/producer James DeMonaco based on the wildly popular film franchise all directed and written by DeMonaco for USA and SYFY. Blumhouse Television is the latest venture from Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is widely-recognized for its pioneering model of producing high-quality micro-budget films including "The Purge," "Get Out" and "Whiplash."