It has been some time since we first reported on the latest attempt at a small screen adaptation of Tremors. But, we have a fairly substantial update today. Kevin Bacon had the occasion to speak with Screen Daily about the project and revealed that he and Jason Blum are developing the series for SyFy.
“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” Bacon told the outlet during a chat at The Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Bacon is on board both to star in and executive produce the series. The show is being produced via a partnership between Universal Television and Blumhouse.
This isn’t the first time Tremors has been adapted for the small screen, the previous attempt ran for 13 episodes, also on the SyFy Channel, in 2003.
The original remains one of the most beloved cult classics of the ’90s and it has spawned a series of follow up efforts that went direct to video, as well as a short lived television series in 2003. The latest DTV installment in the series will hit video January 30, 2018.
The feature film Tremors saw a town plagued by underground creatures called graboids that were intent upon whittling down the town’s population.