For the first time since the original film, Kevin Bacon is returning to Perfection to fight Graboids in Syfy’s “Tremors,” which recently began filming its pilot episode in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Via Bacon himself, we’ve just learned that filming on the pilot wrapped over the weekend.
“So long to New Mexico,” Bacon posted on Instagram. “Had an amazing time shooting this pilot. Hope I can keep walking in these boots.”
At the time of writing this, a full season of the “Tremors” TV series has not yet been ordered by Syfy, which is what Bacon is referring to with that last line.
Along with the text, Bacon shared a photo from the set, which appears to show Valentine McKee bobble-heads up for grabs at a shop in Perfection. After all, McKee is a local hero in the area, so it makes sense that the town would be profiting off his heroism.
You can check out that photo below.
Based on the 1990 film of the same name, “Tremors” picks up 25 years after the killer Graboid worms nearly destroyed the Nevada town of Perfection. Bacon plays Valentine McKee, who beat the sandworms once and will attempt to do it again; but first he’ll have to deal with age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.
J. Byrne (Final Destination 5), Hunter Parrish (“Weeds”), Ebonée Noel (“Wrecked”), Brandon Jay McLaren (“Ransom”), and Haley Tju (“Bella and the Bulldogs”), Emily Tremaine (“Vinyl”), Megan Ketch (“American Gothic”), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) and John Ellison Conlee (“Boardwalk Empire) also star.
From Universal Cable Productions, the “Tremors” pilot was directed by Vincenzo Natali from a script by Andrew Miller, who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer along with Bacon and David Schiff in association with Blumhouse Television.