The worm has officially turned, but not in the direction anyone expected. Despite setting Kevin Bacon to reprise his famous Tremors role in a new TV series based on the cult classic, SYFY has apparently passed on returning to Perfection, Nevada.

Bacon himself announced the news over Instagram, saying “Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward.” The original 1990 film’s leading man both starred in and executive produced the new series, which picked up twenty-five years later with his character Valentine McKee “attempting to save the town again — but this time, also battling age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.” The Secret Circle alum Andrew Miller showran the pilot directed by Vincenzo Natali. Said Bacon:

For those unfamiliar with the franchise, the original 1990 Tremors saw monstrous burrowing “Graboid” worms invading the town of Perfection, Nevada, with a cast that featured Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire. The film also spawned four direct-to-video sequels and a prior TV series.

It’s unclear why SYFY passed on the pilot, given the effort involved to develop Tremors over a few years, but check out the original trailer below and stay tuned.

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