How cool is it that Kevin Bacon is reprising the role of Valentine McKee for Syfy’s forthcoming “Tremors” TV series? It was Bacon himself who helped make the project a reality, and the pilot episode continues to fill out its cast this week.
Via Deadline, Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) is set for a series regular role in Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Productions’ small screen reboot.
Olagundoye will play Jessica Florence, an accomplished, city-chic civil engineer. Jessica’s arrival in Perfection instantly piques the curiosity of Val. But Jessica’s in town for work, not play: she’s been contracted by the enterprising Melvin to expand the access road.
The cast also includes Emily Tremaine (“Vinyl”), Megan Ketch (“American Gothic”) and Evil Dead‘s Shiloh Fernandez.
In the “Tremors” follow-up, written by Andrew Miller and to be directed by Cube and Splice‘s Vincenzo Natali, 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.
Ketch will play Mindy Sterngood, a charismatic young doctor with an eyebrow-raising fixation on the much-older Val, who saved her from a Graboid at age 9. But Mindy is hiding something that makes her an unanticipated threat: Compelling as she is, more cunning is her mask.
Fernandez will play Nico Garza, who has been killing time in Perfection, working in Earl’s Graboid Waste Gobbling company, waiting for the right moment to split. The last thing he wants is to turn out like Val, who’s stayed stuck in nowheresville all these years.
Tremaine will play the role of Emily McKee, the whip-smart daughter of Val with a bright future ahead of her. She is newly graduated and stops by Perfection to visit her dad, but quality time with him is the standard disappointment, as Emily sinks further into the understanding that he’ll never change.