Syfy’s Tremors reboot was ordered to pilot in June. The Kevin Bacon-starring series has added John Ellison Conlee to the cast. Conlee will play Harlan Maylor who is described as a character whose obsession with the Graboid sandworms took a heavy personal toll.
The series is based on the 1990 film of the same name. It picks up 25 years after the killer Graboid worms nearly destroyed the Nevada town of Perfection. Bacon is back to play Valentine McKee, who will face the sandworms again, though first he’ll have to deal with age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.
Conlee’s credits include Boardwalk Empire, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Madam Secretary. He was also appeared on Broadway in The Full Monty, The Constant Wife and 1776.
Tremors will be directed by Vincenzo Natali from a script by Andrew Miller, who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer along with Bacon and David Schiff in association with Blumhouse Television. The pilot will soon begin shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.