No matter how you feel about Syfy’s campy Sharknado series, it’s hard to argue with the success of the two-film series — a series that’s soon to become a trilogy.
This week, SyFy announced the official title for the upcoming third installment of the franchise, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, as well as the date and time that the menace of airborne, oceanic predators will once again be explored through the magic of low-budget cable television.
If you’re a Sharknado fan, you’ll want to set aside some time on July 22 at 9:00 p.m. EST for the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on SyFy, which will showcase the carnage that ensues when yet another storm filled with man-eating sharks threatens the country. This time around, however, the storm targets Washington D.C. — setting up a meeting between man-eating sharks in the sky and one of the most dangerous predators of them all: politicians.
Franchise stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo return for Sharknado 3, and they’re joined by a long list of familiar faces in supporting roles and cameo appearances. Among the new additions to the cast are David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek, Mark Cuban (as the President of the United States), Ann Coulter (as the Vice President), Michele Bachmann, Jerry Springer, *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick, and professional wrestler Chris Jericho.
“We wanted this third title to boldly go where no shark movie has gone before,” said SyFy’s Senior Vice President of Program Strategy, Chris Regina, in a statement accompanying the announcement. “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! embraces the larger-than-life irreverence that has made these movies so popular and entertaining.”
Like its predecessors, Sharknado 3 will be directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.