The Tremors TV series starring Kevin Bacon won't be surfacing any time soon as SyFy has passed on the show and won't be taking it beyond the already completed pilot episode. Bacon took to Instagramto make the announcement and said;
“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!"
The Tremors TV series has been in development since 2015 and was originally set up as an Amazon pilot. However, the show shifted to Syfy last summer who swiftly got the pilot episode on its feet with filming wrapping back in November. Considering that SyFy (or as it was known in 2003, the Sci-Fi Channel) broadcast the original Tremors TV series, you'd think they would jump at the chance to have a second crack. It remains unclear why SyFy passed on the series, or if the pilot episode will ever see the light of day. Showrunner and writer Andrew Miller is reportedly shopping the show to other potential networks, but for now, the Tremors TV series is dead.
I'm a little bit gutted that we won't get to see Bacon back in action fighting Graboids more than 25 years after he first encountered them. It worked (for me) with Ash vs Evil Dead having a slightly creeky faded hero forced back into a world he tried to escape, it could have worked for Tremors. As a slight silver lining, a new Tremors direct to DVD movie is out next month with Michael Gross reprising the role of Graboid hunter Burt Gummer once again.
Tremors A Cold Day In Hell is released on DVD & Blu-ray May 14.