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'Sharknado 2' gets the greenlight from Syfy - and will take a bite out of Big Apple

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:40 pm
`Sharknado`: Pictured, from left: Ian Ziering's Fin and Cassie Scerbo's Nova fight off a foe. (Syfy photo)
"Sharknado": Pictured, from left: Ian Ziering's Fin and Cassie Scerbo's Nova fight off a foe. (Syfy photo)

'Sharknado 2'  premieres on Syfy in 2014

Twitter contest to name the movie

Which city will be attacked by flying sharks next? New York City! Following the spectacular worldwide social media frenzy around the July 11 premiere of "Sharknado," Syfy has announced it will produce "Sharknado 2."

"Sharknado 2" (working title), which will again be produced by The Asylum, is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2014.

Syfy also announced a special Twitter contest to help name the movie with an appropriate subtitle. Fans will be able to tweet their subtitle to @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado. Syfy will select the best submission as the subtitle for "Sharknado 2."

In making the announcement, Thomas Vitale, executive vice president, programming and original movies for Syfy, said: "Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm - on television. The fans are clamoring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel. What we can guarantee is that 'Sharknado 2' will be lots of fun. We'll be announcing more details very soon. But we didn't want our fans to worry they wouldn't get their fill of more shark fin, I mean, fun next year."

In "Sharknado," regulars of a beachside bar including owner Fin (Ian Ziering/"Beverly Hills 90210"), bartender Nova (Cassie Scerbo/"Make It Or Break It") and local drunk George (John Heard/"Home Alone") team up with Fin's ex-wife April (Tara Reid/"Scrubs") to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies.

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