Kevin Bacon's Tremors TV Reboot is Dead and Buried
The actor will not reprise his role of Valentine McKee in a Tremors TV show after all.
SyFy Network has pulled the plug on the Kevin Bacon-led Tremors TV series reboot before it had a chance to get off the ground. Bacon confirmed via an Instagram post that despite filming a pilot episode and resuming his role of Valentine McKee from the original 1990 movie, the show will not be picked up for a full season by the network. Here is the announcement:
#Tremors 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!
While this is disappointing news for fans, it is not entirely surprising. SyFy already took a chance once with Tremors: The Show back in 2003, which was cancelled after just one season. Additionally, while new Tremors movies continue to be released every few years, with the latest title, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, releasing just yesterday, they are direct-to-video affairs that are fairly cheap to make.
One has to wonder what the budget for an on-going TV series with a big name actor such as Kevin Bacon may have cost, and if this in some way had an impact on SyFy's decision not to proceed with the series. Either way, it looks like this might be the last we see of Valentine McKee going forward.
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