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We reported sad news as we headed into this past weekend, as we learned that Syfy has decided not to go forward with their Kevin Bacon-starring “Tremors” TV series. The planned series had filmed its pilot episode last year, with Vincenzo Natali (Splice) directing a script penned by Andrew Miller (“Imaginary Bitches”).
Bacon himself broke the news over on Instagram:
“Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality. Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward. Thanks to our killer cast and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard. And always keep one eye out for GRABOIDS!”
Throughout the weekend, more tidbits of info came in about the failed project, with Natali himself tweeting, “I suppose it’s possible [that the series could land elsewhere]. People loved it and it tested great. I am baffled by this decision.” In a series of tweets, Andrew Miller threw shade at Syfy, while sharing four images from the pilot.
“I’m sure SyFy had very, very smart reasons for not picking up Tremors to series. Not cinematic enough?” Miller tweeted, kicking off a thread.
No word yet on when, or even if, we’ll be seeing the already-filmed pilot.
The series was set to pick up 25 years after the killer Graboid worms nearly destroyed the Nevada town of Perfection. Bacon was to reprise the role of Valentine McKee, who beat the sandworms once and would attempt to do it again; but first he’d have to deal with age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.