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!