“Sharknado”, the little film that swept the nation last year, is coming back around for another pass. Last month we learned that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid would be back for the sequel, which is aptly titled “Sharknado 2: The Second One”, but now SyFy has released the full cast list and it’s filled with recognizable names.
The original film was about (yes, it had a plot) global warming causing freak storms throughout the world. Naturally, one of these storms sucked up a bunch of sharks and started tearing through Los Angeles. The sequel takes the same premise, but instead places the action in Manhattan where Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are brought in as experts to stop the Sharknado.
Joining the returning actors will be Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, and Judd Hirsch. Andy Dick? Sure, I’d buy that. But the rest of the cast is quite a surprise. Seems like a lot of people want to be in on the joke this time around.
According to Deadline the cast breakdown is as follows:
Vivvica A. Fox will play Fin’s old high school friend, Skye.
Mark McGrath will play Fin’s brother-in-law.
Kelly Osbourne will play the flight attendant.
Andy Dick will play the police officer.
Judah Friedlander is set to play Brian.
Judd Hirsch plays the taxi driver, naturally.
A release date hasn’t been set in stone, but we do know the film will be ‘trending on twitter’ sometime in July. Stay tune for more details.