Ian Ziering and Tara Reid have signed on to return for the Sharknado sequel!
Set in New York City, Sharknado 2: The Second One will feature a freak weather system that turns its deadly fury on the Big Apple, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished and famed landmarks.
Only Fin (Ziering) and April (Reid) — and presumably a bunch of chainsaws — can save the city!
"Sharknado was an extraordinary 'perfect storm' which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe," said Thomas Vitale, executive vice president of programming and original movies at Syfy. "You couldn't go anywhere without hearing about Sharknado! By reassembling the creative team — and dropping sharks onto New York's iconic sites — we're unleashing yet another 'fin' wave of shark-mania."
The Sharknado sequel may just have a soundtrack by Sugar Ray.
SyFy announced Thursday that Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, and Vivica A. Fox will all appear in "Sharknado 2: The Second One." Osbourne will portray a flight attendant; Dick will play a New York City police officer. Friedlander will play the character of Brian, while Hirsch will be a cab driver (duh) named Ben. McGrath will play Ben's brother-in-law and Fox will portray Skye, an old high school friend of Fin (the returning Ian Ziering). Don't worry: Tara Reid will be returning as well.
In a press release announcing the casting news, this is the plot description given: "A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites."
One can only hope that, once again, someone chainsaws their way out of a shark — maybe this time while standing on top of the Empire State Building? --------------------------------------------------------
One can only hope that they cast Andy Dick with the only purpose of him being eaten by a flying shark.
Another potential candidate I'd forgotten to mention - Jerry O'Connell (tvsquad.com). Also, Good Morning America has come up with their own list of possible replacements (go.com) ... Kathy Griffin? Blecch!