John Ellison Conlee boards the Tremors reboot

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Oct 19, 2017, 9:24 AM EDT

SYFY's upcoming Tremors TV series has added to its cast. John Ellison Conlee is joining the reboot as a series regular.

Conlee will play Harlan Maylor, the closest friend of Kevin Bacon's Valentine McKee. Harlan is a "scruffy mess" of a character who is obsessed with the Graboid worms, an idea that started when he was a teenager, wanting to hunt the sandworms of Tatooine. "A genius who began his adult years working for a biotech company, Harlan now dedicates himself to yoga, meditation and self-exploration."

Tremors continues the story of the 1990 film, taking place 25 years later. Kevin Bacon returns as Valentine McKee, who must deal with his own demons in order to save Perfection, Nevada, from the Graboid worms that have returned to wreak havoc.

Previously, Conlee appeared in shows like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Boardwalk Empire. He will next be seen in Rob Reiner's feature biopic LBJTremors does not have an airdate yet but is scheduled to begin shooting in New Mexico soon.

(Via Deadline)