The 1990 creature-comedy Tremors kick-started a franchise that continued long after original star Kevin Bacon moved on to bigger projects, but now the award-winning actor could be headed back to Perfection, Nevada, for another battle with the monstrous, man-eating worms lurking beneath the dirt.
According to EW, a television series based on Tremors is currently being developed that will have Bacon reprise his role as reluctant monster-hunter Valentine McKee. The actor will star in the series and serve as an executive producer.
The report indicates that the series is still being pitched to networks, and that The Secret Circle screenwriter Andrew Miller will pen the series’ script.
The original Tremors was a surprise hit, and followed a group of townspeople from an isolated desert town in Nevada who discover that they are being hunted by a group of massive, worm-like creatures that tunnel beneath the ground. Along with Bacon, the film starred Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, and Reba McEntire.
Tremors was received well by critics and parlayed a modest run in theaters into big sales in the home-entertainment market. The film eventually spawned four direct-to-video sequels (including a prequel film set in 1889) and a short-lived, 13-episode series that aired on The SciFi Channel in 2003. Bacon declined to appear in any of the sequels.
After the report regarding the new Tremors series began making the rounds online, the actor seemingly confirmed his return on Twitter, posting a picture of himself and his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, on the set of the 1990 film.
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) November 24, 2015
“Me and @kyrasedgwick 9 months pregnant 26 years ago on the #Tremors set. Might be time to head back to Perfection,” wrote Bacon in the photo’s caption.
It’s unknown whether the new series will have any connection with the sequels to Tremors, and the production timeline for the series likely won’t be known until more pieces are in place.