Burt Gummer is NOT in the Tremors TV Series
OMG SyFy… What are you doing?
One of the few TV projects that I was super hyped about for next year, was the small screen reboot of the Tremors series. Seeing a return of Kevin Bacon to the franchise, reprising his role as Valentine McKee, the series looks like it might just ignore the five film sequels and previous TV series, in favour of something fresh and new. This included the one thing that linked all of these other film and TV projects, Burt Gummer. Yep…. Burt Gummer is NOT in the Tremors TV Series!
Hunter Burt Gummer has been gunning down Graboids, Shriekers and Assblasters since the very first film, and continued to do so, right the way through to 2015s Tremors 5: Bloodlines and will even grace our screens once, more in the upcoming 2018 Tremors 6. Leaving him from the show is clear sign of the new direction that SyFy are taking the franchise.
His lack of presence in the TV show was announced by Gummer actor Michael Gross from his facebook page. He said…
“For Tremors fans who have been asking, ‘Will Kevin Bacon return to do the films?’ or ‘Is your Burt Gummer character going to be in Kevin’s series?’ I think we can say with a good deal of certainty that the answer to both questions is NO,” Gross wrote. “The series is currently shooting in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I have no other details.”
And just to run salt in the wound he added
“If Burt Gummer appears, [he] will be played by another [actor],”
Ouch…that really hurts! He did however lighten the mood with his next statement
“I will be in Tremors 6 and, God willing, the one after that.”
So it does seem that Burt Gummer is not down and out just yet….and maybe he will even grace the second season if the show does well?