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.

By L.B. Lubomski

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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:

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.

Would you have liked to see a new Tremors TV show? Should Kevin Bacon just star in the next film installment of the franchise alongside Michael Gross instead? Let us know your opinion down below!

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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