Oh boy. Here we go again.
Whether you love the films or you hate them, there’s no denying that Syfy struck ratings gold back in 2013 with Sharknado, easily their most absurd movie premise to date (and that’s saying something). Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, Sharknado was a ratings juggernaut and a big time trending topic across social media, ensuring that a franchise wasn’t far behind.
Indeed the Sharknado films have become an annual staple on Syfy, with a new one airing each summer since 2013. Last year’s cleverly titled Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens was watched by 2.77 million people, so you probably figured out by now that summer 2017 will mark the premiere of Sharknado 5. And you’d be correct, as we’ve just learned filming has begun.
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will return to star in the not-yet-titled Sharknado 5, which began shooting today in Bulgaria. Now that most of North America has been completely demolished, the heroic Fin and April are this time around traveling to countries such as Australia and England, hoping they can prevent the shark-infested tornadoes from decimating the entire world.
Expect Sharknado 5 to air on Syfy in July.
Anthony C. Ferrante is once again in the director’s chair. Scotty Mullen wrote the script.