While it’s still yet to be seen whether they’ll end up the town’s saviors or the worms’ appetizers, it looks like the population of Perfection, NV, is growing by five with P.J. Byrne (Big Little Lies) set for a key role in Syfy‘s pilot reboot of the Tremors franchise.
Written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) and with Kevin Bacon set to reprise his role from the original film, the project also stars Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Ebonée Noel (Wrecked), Brandon Jay McLaren (Ransom), and Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs).
In what the network is calling a “reboot” of the original story, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago have returned — bigger and deadlier than ever. In their darkest hour, there’s only one man the town can turn to; the one man who beat them once before: Valentine McKee (Bacon). Can McKee overcome age, alcoholism, and a delusional hero complex to become the man he once was?
Here is the character breakdown on the newest additions to the cast:
Byrne will play Melvin, a survivor of the original Graboid attack and real estate developer obsessed with reinventing Perfection, all fueled by jealousy he holds for Valentine McKee.
Parrish is Arthur Brandt, a young, magnetic leader of the pot-growing, earth-worshipping tribe of Millenials who’ve moved to Perfection to soak in its unique spiritual energy.
Noel will portray Zoe, a truth-seeker possessed with deep, sensual intuition and mystic power, Zoe’s connection to Mother Earth is aided by Perfection’s unique energy and provides her with visions of events to come.
McLaren is Toby, a likable guy who nobody likes; he’s the public liaison to a data storage company in Perfection that failed to create any local jobs. He’s hanging around to facilitate the company’s transition from staffed to unmanned operation.
Tju will portray Jai, a dirt-biking drug smuggler and Perfection’s resident badass.
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods. will share production. Miller will serve as showrunner, and will executive produce with Bacon, David Schiff, and Jessica Rhoades.