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The “Tremors” TV Series is Moving to Amazon

The last we heard about a “Tremors” TV show, it was late Spring when original movie star Kevin Bacon said that he’s working on a 10-episode series. Since then, there hasn’t really been much to report on.

However, a recent interview with Bacon over at Collider explains that the series is still moving ahead, it’s just now going to be done with Amazon.

I have another show that’s in development at Amazon, which is a Tremors TV series. To me, it’s a great place to be. I’m thrilled to be at Amazon,” the actor stated.

When talking about what the series would be about, Bacon told the site:

It’s great. It’s a super cool idea. They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. But what I was really interested in was taking this guy and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life. Andrew Miller, who’s writing the script, came up with this really, really interesting take on it, and I think it could be a lot of fun.

When asked why he wants to return to the series, as he once considered it to be a low-point in his career, Bacon explained:

did become a real classic. It was also at a time when the VHS was exploding. Movies took on a life of their own. The last thing you wanted, in that point in our industry, was to have a movie go straight to VHS. Tremors did not perform at the box office, but it did great on VHS. When I came up with the idea and reached out to Blumhouse about looking at it again, I looked at the movie, and I don’t look at my movies, at all. I went back and put it up on my screen at home and went, “Wow, this is a really good movie!” I just didn’t get it when I was there and in it. I wrote it off ‘cause it wasn’t a hit, and I really needed one. But, I think it’s a really good movie. It’s unusual and it’s funny. Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market. I think that was part of the problem. Funny scary is tough, unless you’re ‘Snakes on a Plane’.

Personally, I’m really excited to see the return of “Valentine McKee”! Hopefully there’s a way to get Fred Ward to reprise “Earl Bass”, even if just for a cameo. I feel like that would be the cherry on top of this graboid sundae!



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8 Comments
  • Saturn

    I hope that the series doesn’t totally ignore the sequels, because that would be a shame. Perhaps even an off the cuff comment to Burt like “so YOU’VE been dealing with these bastards for HOW long!???”

    If Michael Gross isn’t involved? NOT Tremors.

  • marklola12 .

    not sure if this would be good or not yet, the first movie was great, the 2nd was actually ok too but the rest are very very horrid lol and so was that tv series

    • Matt

      I don’t know, I have been a fan of the whole trip. Who doesn’t like the Ass-Blasters!

  • Matt

    This sounds interesting. Looking forward to hearing more. I agree with Mr. Barkan, it would be great to get Fred Ward back. But they NEED to have Burt Gummer. Michael Gross has carried the series for 25 years. What would Tremors be without everybody’s favorite Doomsday Prepper?

  • So Blumhouse is producing? That’s cool. I’m glad they’re slowly moving away from the “all ghosts, all the time” approach. Blum could be this generation’s Corman if he’d start taking some more risks. They have carte blanche to greenlight anything they want. Bring on the slashers, creatures, and Alien rip offs!

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    hell yah! Bring back Val!

  • Simon Allen

    Never liked Tremors …..dumb worms after everyone …..Yawn !

  • TheLulzyHunter

    It would be great if the makers get Fred Ward back too. I would love for them to reference the 2nd film, as I love that one. I would just ignore 3 and 5 though. ^^

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