We’re heading back to Perfection and catching up with Valentine McKee in the forthcoming “Tremors” TV series from Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Productions.
The Syfy series will see Kevin Bacon reprise the role of McKee, and Albuquerque Journal reveals that filming on the pilot will begin later this month in New Mexico.
In “Tremors,” written by Andrew Miller and to be directed by Cube and Splice‘s Vincenzo Natali, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection 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.
“25 years after Valentine McKee defeated the Graboids, the man who once seemed destined for greatness is anything but. He’s a small-town hero whose glory days faded away with the monsters he braved and whose family moved on when he couldn’t let go of the past.
And yet McKee’s hoping that everything’s about to change. His grown daughter coming to visit on the heels of her graduation could signal a permanent homecoming. But no sooner than she arrives, strange and terrifying events make it clear the town is in danger.
Led by McKee, the gang from Perfection begins to uncover the spine-chilling truth of what’s hunting them. With the future looking darker than ever, these small-town heroes must shake off the dust of years to see what they’re made of.”
The cast also includes Emily Tremaine (“Vinyl”), Megan Ketch (“American Gothic”), Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) and Evil Dead‘s Shiloh Fernandez.
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.
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.
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.
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.