The first round of casting news for SYFY’s upcoming Tremors TV series has emerged, and it includes an Evil Dead star.
According to Deadline, Emily Tremaine (The Blacklist, Vinyl), Megan Ketch (Under the Dome, American Gothic) and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood, 2013’s Evil Dead) have joined original Tremors movie star Kevin Bacon in the upcoming pilot.
Penned by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice), the series takes us back to the town of Perfection, Nevada, 25 years after the events of the first movie. Kevin Bacon reprises his role of Valentine McKee, who will have to save the town again — all the while trying to “overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex” — when those blasted Graboids return to wreak havoc.
Interestingly, Emily Tremaine will play Emily McKee, Val’s daughter who is described as “whip-smart,” with a “bright future ahead of her.” Emily shows up in Perfection to see her dad after graduation for a bit of “quality time.” One thing we're wondering: Is she also Rhonda’s (Finn Carter) daughter? After all, she was Val’s love interest in the first film, so it's possible Emily is Val and Rhonda's daughter, right?
Megan Ketch will play a young doctor named Mindy Sterngood with an "eyebrow-raising fixation on the much-older Val.” Seems like Val saved her from the Graboids when she was nine-years-old, and we’re told she’s hiding something that makes her a threat to the folks in Perfection. Uh-oh.
As for Shiloh Fernandez, the actor has been cast in the role of Nico Garza. Working in Earl’s Graboid Waste Gobbling company (the series is clearly referring to Earl Bass, played by Fred Ward in the first two Tremors movies, who was Val’s BFF), Nico is biding his time before skipping town and doesn’t want to turn out like Val, “stuck in nowheresville all these years.”
Hailing from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods, with Andrew Miller acting as showrunner, the Tremors reboot will be executive produced by Miller, Kevin Bacon, David Schiff and Jessica Rhoades. If nothing else, this certainly sounds a lot more fun than the short-lived 2003 Tremors TV series.
What do you think of the casting news and the character descriptions?