Ian Ziering and Tara Reid to Return for Syfy's Sharknado 2: The Second One
Syfy and The Asylum
January 30, 2014
Syfy and The Asylum today announced that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April for the previously announcedSharknado sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, which begins filming in New York on February 13.
Anthony Ferrante will once again direct from a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote the original Sharknado.
In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple.
Sharknado 2 is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in July.
Said Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, Syfy: "'Sharknado' was an extraordinary 'perfect storm' which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe. 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."
Added Paul Bales, COO, The Asylum: "We're thrilled to be able to bring back the talent that made 'Sharknado' a hit. Can lightning strike twice? I don't know, but it's a scientific fact that you're more likely to be killed by lightning than by a shark. This film will have lightning and sharks, so that's got to count for something."
The Asylum and Syfy have struck a deal with legendary casting director Mike Fenton and his partner Ann Frederick, of Fenton-Frederick Casting, to supervise cameo casting.