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TREMORS TV Series to Surface on Amazon

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 02 September 2016

TV News

Remember that Tremors TV show that’s in development? No? Well there is one, and now comes an update on said series.

All has been remarkably quiet on the show since Kevin Bacon revealed earlier in the year that a ten-episode series was on the way. Fear not, for the series is still happening, and Bacon has revealed that it will be heading over to Amazon.

Speaking to Collider, Bacon explained, “I have another show that’s in development at Amazon, which is a Tremors TV series. To me, it’s a great place to be. I’m thrilled to be at Amazon.”

Elaborating on the series itself, the star added, “It’s great. It’s a super cool idea. They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. But what I was really interested in was taking this guy and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life. Andrew Miller, who’s writing the script, came up with this really, really interesting take on it, and I think it could be a lot of fun.”

Years ago, Bacon had described Tremors as a low-point in his career. To Collider’s credit, the asked him about this and why he is now so keen to return for this TV series. Bacon said, “It did become a real classic. It was also at a time when the VHS was exploding. Movies took on a life of their own. The last thing you wanted, in that point in our industry, was to have a movie go straight to VHS. Tremors did not perform at the box office, but it did great on VHS. When I came up with the idea and reached out to Blumhouse about looking at it again, I looked at the movie, and I don’t look at my movies, at all. I went back and put it up on my screen at home and went, ‘Wow, this is a really good movie!’ I just didn’t get it when I was there and in it. I wrote it off because it wasn’t a hit, and I really needed one. But, I think it’s a really good movie. It’s unusual and it’s funny. Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market. I think that was part of the problem. Funny scary is tough, unless you’re Snakes on a Plane.”

So, that Tremors TV series is still definitely happening, with Amazon now its home. When we’ll get to see the show, though, that’s still up in the air.

As ever, expect more on this as it develops.

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