‘Tremors’ Reboot Pilot Starring Kevin Bacon Not Going Forward At SyFy

Syfy has passed on its pilot Tremors, a reboot of the 1990 cult classic film headlined by original star Kevin Bacon reprising his role. Bacon confirmed the news in an Instagram post.

“Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality,” he wrote. “Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward. Thanks to our killer cast and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard. And always keep one eye out for GRABOIDS!

Tremors, from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Television, was one of three pilots from Syfy’s most recent batch. The network last week picked up one of the three, Deadly Class, to series, triggering speculation about the fate of the other two. Tremors is now officially dead, with no final decision yet on the third, Run For Your Life, though I hear it also looks unlikely.

In the new Tremors written by Andrew Miller, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 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.

Bacon signaled his interest in revisiting Tremors in 2015. He teamed with Miller, Blumhouse and UCP for a reboot series later that year. “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?’ ”Bacon said at the time of the Syfy pilot pickup a year ago. “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!”