Sharknado 2: The Second One to Start Filming in New York in February and Premieres July 2014
As if one Sharknado in Los Angeles wasn't enough, Syfy announced there will be a sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One.
In “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” a new shark-laden storm dumps thousands of the man-eating monsters on New York City and its up to Fin and April, who beat the Los Angeles Sharknado using sticks of dynamite, chainsaws and weedwackers to save the Big Apple.
Syfy officially announced that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will return to their roles as Fin and April in the sequel, which is set to begin production in New York on February 13, 2014.
"Sharknado was an extraordinary ‘perfect storm' which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe," Syfy's executive vice president Thomas Vitale said in a statement. You couldn't go anywhere without hearing about Sharknado! By reassembling the creative team–and dropping sharks onto New York's iconic sites–we're unleashing yet another ‘fin' wave of shark-mania."
Paul Bales, from The Asylum, the company behind Sharknado, added, "We're thrilled to be able to bring back the talent that made Sharknado a hit. Can lightning strike twice? I don't know, but it's a scientific fact that you're more likely to be killed by lightning than by a shark. This film will have lightning and sharks, so that's got to count for something."
You can expect to see Sharknado 2: The Second One premiere in July 2014.
The first Sharknado attracted 1.4 million viewers, 566,000 of them adults 18-49 on the Syfy channel. While the social media presence was even more impressive, as it generated 5,000 tweets per minute at its peak.