We have actually reached the point when the Sharknado franchise will have as many films in its canon as Jaws. Because the fourth fin-tastic instalment smells blood and is heading our way, starring none other than Gary Busey.
A series of made-for-TV films produced for the SyFy channel courtesy of parody/b-movie titans The Asylum, Sharknado was a surprise hit, despite everything going for it, including a cast headed up by Tara Reid. The plot is bonkers too, as a cyclone hits Los Angeles… but it’s not just any cyclone, this one launches man-eating sharks in every direction!
The two sequels that followed – 2014’s Sharknado 2: The Second One and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! in 2015 – continued the surprising success, with a fourth only seeming logical, right?
Busey – who plays the father of Tara Reid’s character from the original – is not the only cast member that has been announced, as the 71-year-old is being joined by Cheryl Tiegs, comedian Tommy Davidson, and returning cast members Reid, Ian Ziering and David Hasselhoff.
This may mark the last appearance by Reid in the franchise, as her potentially fatal exit rests in the hands of a Twitter vote. You won’t see the creators of Star Wars doing that anytime soon.
Expect a load of celebrity cameos to be announced as well, as the franchise has (somehow) managed to nab the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne, Ne-Yo, Jerry Springer, Penn and Teller and George R.R. Martin in the past.
Sharknado 4 is scheduled to air on SyFy in July.