Syfy’s Sharknado 5: “Make America Bait Again”
The unexpected smash pop culture hit poises to take over our televisions with its fifth installment, “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming”
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…it’s another Sharknado movie! Fans of the tongue-in-cheek movie series will be thrilled to hear that Syfy and The Asylum announced today the late summer arrival of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming on Sunday, August 6th at 8/7C. In addition to revealing the fan-inspired title, the proclaimed “movie event of the century” will take the characters and audiences across the world. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as husband and wife, and Cassie Scerbo, Masiela Lusha and Cody Linley will also appear.
Check out the official synopsis below:
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.
Are you excited yet?! What else do you want besides a shark-infested tornado that holds Fin, April, and their son hostage while wreaking havoc across the world? What’s that, you say? Oh, all right…let’s talk cameos!
As with the four other movies that came before it, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming will have a healthy number of celebrity cameos, from royals and scholars to well known Olympians. Among the ones who have been announced 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
Of course, there will no doubt be a few last minute surprises when the movie airs, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled and a drinking game ready when the movie arrives! As the official tagline reminds us, “Make America Bait Again!”