Back in June of last year we found out that SYFY had ordered a pilot episode for a Tremors TV series, and that one of the stars of the original movie, Kevin Bacon, was going to star. News that excited the many fans of the creature feature franchise, which has since spawned five sequels (or four sequels and one prequel) and an earlier TV series in 2003.
The 2003 series was also on SYFY (which was called Sci-Fi Channel at the time) and starred Michael Gross, who has also appeared in all six movies, but it was canceled after only 13 episodes. Now it appears the first attempt has made SYFY a little nervous, as the network has decided to pass on the new Tremors series after only a pilot.
Bacon himself shared the news, and those who were working on the project are surprised by the decision. You can see what they’ve had to say about it below, which also includes some images from the pilot.
Here’s Bacon’s Instagram post breaking the bad news:
After the news broke Scott Weinberg had a brief back and forth on Twitter with Vincenzo Natali (Splice), who directed the pilot episode:
Weinberg then suggested perhaps somewhere like Shudder, the streaming service dedicated to horror, would make a good home.
But while Bacon and Natali were understandably disappointed, writer Andrew Miller, who was also set to be showrunner and executive producer, has made it quite clear how upset he is at the decision:
We can only hope that a network or streaming service, whether it be Shudder or somewhere else, shows some interest in the project in the near future.
If you absolutely need some Tremors in your life and are saddened by this, the only bit of good news is that the sixth title in the film franchise, Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell, was released today.
[Source: via ComicBook.com]
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