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:
thank you. I suppose it’s possible. People loved it and it tested great. I am baffled by this decision.
Maybe if the #Tremors pilot script was as clever as this young man’s poem about SyFy not picking up the #Tremors pilot, he might not have needed to compose it. (or maybe the network doesn’t like rhyming either…) https://t.co/2w4P98cXn9