Sharknado 5: Global Swarming reveals cast including Tony Hawk, Clay Aiken and Fabio
With the tagline “On August 6th, make America bait again,” Sharknado 5: Global Swarming swims onto the summer TV schedule. Syfy announced the title, tagline and cast today in a press release. The cast, which you can see below, includes Fabio of romance novel covers and margarine commercial fame, pro-skater Tony Hawk, American Idol alum Clay Aiken, actress Olivia Newton-John, singer Bret Michaels, and comedian Margaret Cho, among others.
Sharknado 5 will air in over 100 countries on August 6, 2017. The tagline and the film itself were the result of a fan-sourced social initiative which launched in April. People were asked to submit their “most creative and outrageous ideas via an interactive bot.”
In Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, the mission gets personal for Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid) when their young son gets trapped in a traveling ‘nado and transported all over the world. From London to Rio, Tokyo, Rome, Amsterdam and beyond, our globetrotting heroes will seek assistance from a highly-skilled squad of royals, scholars and Olympians, enlisting famous faces from news, entertainment, and sports in their most epic battle yet.
Cameos announced today include:
· Fabio (Model) as the Pope
· Tony Hawk (Professional skateboarder) as a masterful weapons operative strategist
· Clay Aiken (Musician) as Llewelyn, a cutting edge technology genius
· Olivia Newton-John (Musician) and daughter Chloe Lattanzi as Orion and Electra, two brilliant scientists who help defend Australia from a looming Sharknado
· Bret Michaels (Musician) as a visiting artist that gets trapped in the storm
· Margaret Cho (Comedian) as a fussy bride whose honeymoon is interrupted by sharks
· Charo (Musician, Comedian) as The Queen of England
· Gilbert Gottfried (Comedian) as storm chaser Ron McDonald
· “Today” hosts Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as themselves
· Olympic diving medalists Greg Louganis as Zico, a high-end art thief, and Tom Daley as himself
· Olympic freeskiing medalist Gus Kenworthy and NBC News investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen as themselves
· Porsha Williams (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) as Andromeda, an archeologist and member of the elite “Sharknado Sisterhood”
· Tiffany “New York” Pollard (“Flavor of Love”) as Vega, a Brazilian black market artifacts dealer
· Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”) as The Prime Minister of England
· Cat Greenleaf (“Talk Stoop”) and Dan Fogler (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) as themselves
· Ross Mullan (“Game of Thrones” White Walker) as Dr. Wobbegon, a scientist who has made breakthroughs in meteorological studies to track Sharknado storms
There are reportedly many more. Also reprising their roles from previous installments are Cassie Scerbo, Masiela Lusha and Cody Linley.
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