Last summer, Syfy took the world by storm with the success of Sharknado, a science-fiction (with a little more focus on fiction than science) B-movie about a shark-filled tornado hitting Los Angeles. A sequel to the TV-movie was announced shortly after the original premiered; Sharknado 2: The Second One debuted on Syfy this summer and set a new ratings record for one of the network’s original movies with 3.9 million viewers.
Now, in an effort to top its last installment — which took shark-filled tornados and set them on fire in New York City — the third Sharknado film has expanded its location to include more than just a single city.
Syfy announced today, via the B-movie franchise’s official Twitter account, that the as-yet-untitled Sharknado 3 would be devouring the “Feast Coast” — from Washington D.C. to Orlando, Florida. The network originally ordered the third installment to the series in April of this year, three months before Sharknado 2 made its TV debut.
In terms of the cast, the previous films’ stars, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, have not officially signed on for Sharknado 3. As for the actors who joined the cast for Sharknado 2 — those whose characters were still alive at the end of the sequel, anyway — it’s unclear if any will reprise their roles.
The Sharknado series’ has made a name for itself by creating sci-fi B-movies full of camp with action beats that are equal parts silly and awesome. While that may cause some viewers to roll their eyes, others have been entertained by Syfy’s Sharknado movies — enough to break the network’s previously-set ratings records and make a splash on social media sites.
For those that enjoyed Ziering’s dive into the belly of a great white shark and Reid’s prosthetic chainsaw hand, the third installment — with its announcement of taking on the “Feast Coast” — seems to be right in line with the tone of the series. Additionally, as each Sharknado movie has attempted to up the ante for its stars, opening up the setting to an entire coastline should provide for some bigger action beats and, hopefully, a whole lot more camp.
Sharknado 3 is aiming for a summer 2015 premiere.
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