The original Tremors stranded Kevin Bacon, country singer Reba McEntire, and Michael Gross in the wilds of Nevada, pitting them against gigantic, animatronic sandworms (or "Graboids"). Beneath the goofy sci-fi tropes, director Ron Underwood crafted a taut desert thriller, which also explains its strong cult following. Fans of the campy bug-hunt are clearly hungry for more, since a sixth, presumably direct-to-video sequel is slated for release in 2018. With that kind of devotion, developing a TV series just makes sense.
Technically, the upcoming Tremors series is the franchise's second televised outing. A short-lived 2003 serial scraped its way through a season at Syfy, back when it was spelled Sci-Fi. According to Cinema Blend, the latest show has wriggled away from streaming service Amazon, winding up at Syfy once again. Best of all, Kevin Bacon will reprise his role as Valentine McKee, for the first time since the original, and also serve as an executive producer. As the update mentioned, McKee's first round with the Graboids pushed him inside a bottle. For the latest entry, he'll have to deal with his own psychological issues, in addition to his worm-killing duties.
The newest Tremors is still in the pilot stage, but a strong script and backing from Bacon should help it squirm into Syfy's regular lineup. Elephant guns at the ready.