It’s no secret that Valentine McKee left the town of Perfection, Nevada “just one damn day too late” in the 1990 horror-comedy Tremors. However, after a slew of sequels, aftershocks and re-hashing’s, Tremors is back with something that all these other versions lacked…Bacon. Kevin Bacon. And isn’t that really the most important ingredient here?
Rumors have been circulating for months about a return to Perfection with a new TV series focused on the infamous desert Graboids. There’s been little official information released on the subject matter, but here’s what we do know. SYFY has ordered a reboot of the film, but a full season has yet to be picked up. Other cast members include Emily Tremaine (Vinyl, The Blacklist), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Hunter Parrish (Weeds), John Ellison Conlee (Boardwalk Empire) and Brandon Jay McLaren (Ransom). Vincenzo Natali (Hannibal, Cube, Splice) directed the pilot episode with a script written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle). While ordered by SYFY, the project is being produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Productions.
Shooting for the pilot took place in the desert of New Mexico, and has wrapped up in recent days. Bacon himself released these behind the scenes shots via his personal Instagram account.
Reprising his original role as the reluctant hero Valentine McKee, Bacon is really the most refreshing thing about this return to the franchise. The series appears to be focusing on McKee and the troubles that have plagued him since that infamous showdown with the Graboids. While the town of Perfection gained notoriety and attention for a while, years of hard living, drinking and ego will challenge McKee when Perfection will yet again call upon his talents in order to save their little town.
No official release date or even an official announcement of whether of not the series will continue has been made. However, with Bacon at the forefront and the backing of the powerhouse that is Blumhouse, things are looking good that the valley will once again turn into “one long smorgasbord.”