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Writer Says the ‘Tremors’ TV Series Will Tell a “Donald Trump Story”

Writer Says the Tremors TV Series Will Tell a "Donald Trump Story"

While we wait for the return of Michael Gross to reprise his role as Burt Gummer in Tremors 6, Kevin Bacon is preparing to return to the town of perfection in a brand new TV series from Amazon. Bacon hasn’t been involved in the Tremors franchise since the original 1990 film, but he will seen be reprising his role once again as Valentine McKee.

In a recent report by the folks over at Tremors Guide fan site, series writer Andrew Miller had a lot to say on the podcast show The Writers Panel, where he teased a bit on the upcoming mini-series.

“The Kevin Bacon character is now 25 years older, a horrible loser in this town that had a brief moment of glory in the ’80s or ’90s and is now worse off than it was before. The town is coming face to face with failure.

It’s also a Donald Trump story in that it’s the notion of nostalgia as a drug that’s killing us and looking back on a time – the longer you look at that time in the mirror without accepting reality, these monsters start to grow beneath the surface. In this case it’s these worms that are literally growing beneath the surface.

People are trying to get over these traumas and both empower themselves and put themselves in great danger. I think we’re not processing trauma as healthily right now as we could be. I find myself not processing trauma as well as I ought to be and feel like I’m the star of my own horror movie sometimes.”

We just hope that the Tremors TV series beings back a bit of the magic from the 1990 film. Fans of the franchise will also have Tremors 6 to look forward to, so it’s a double opportunity to please the fan base.