Monday, July 6, 2015

It's official: Syfy announces 'Sharknado' sequel

Syfy confirmed Wednesday morning to THR that the network is making a sequel to last week's monster hit, Sharknado.

It's official: Syfy announces 'Sharknado' sequel

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In this image released by Syfy, Ian Ziering, second left, and Cassie Scerbo battle a shark in the Syfy original film "Sharknado."  The network is announcing a sequel to "Sharknado," which became an instant campy classic with its recent airing. The new film premieres in 2014. (AP Photo/Syfy)
In this image released by Syfy, Ian Ziering, second left, and Cassie Scerbo battle a shark in the Syfy original film "Sharknado." The network is announcing a sequel to "Sharknado," which became an instant campy classic with its recent airing. The new film premieres in 2014. (AP Photo/Syfy) AP

Sharks will fly and impose mayhem again.

Syfy confirmed Wednesday morning that the network is making a sequel to last week's monster Twitter hit, Sharknado.

The premise of Sharknado 2 will involve flying sharks wreaking havoc in New York City, again as the result of an ecological disaster.

Thomas Vitale, Syfy's Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies said in a statement: “Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm – on television. The fans are clamoring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel. What we can guarantee is that Sharknado 2 will be lots of fun. We’ll be announcing more details very soon. But we didn’t want our fans to worry they wouldn’t get their fill of more shark fin, I mean, fun next year.”

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About 1.4 million viewers tuned into last week's premiere of the film. For those who missed the big event, Syfy will air Sharknado again Thursday evening.

Sharknado 2 is set to air in 2014 and will be produced by The Asylum. Syfy wants Twitter users to come up with a subtitle name for the sequel. Fans can tweet their ideas to @SyfyMovies by using the hashtag #Sharknado.

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