Tara Reid, Ian Ziering sign up for Sharknado sequel ‘The Second One’

by Nick Barnes

Tara Reid, Ian Zeiring - Sharknado

The first Sharknado may have befuddled just about everyone that watched it last year, but it seems Syfy has picked the TV movie for a sequel run.

It has today been confirmed that Tara Reid and Ian Ziering will reprise their roles as April and Fin, respectively in the movie sequel.

The first movie was so over the top, people just had to see it and that’s particularly why it was such a hit, and the network has decided to run a sequel. Why? I’ll never know…

Just like the first one, Anthony Ferrante will direct the screenplay, so you can expect ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ to be just as bizarre, if not weirder.

Filming is set to kick off in New York on February 13 and the TV movie is scheduled to broadcast on Syfy this July.


In the second movie, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only one Fin and April can save the Big Apple.

Speaking about the sequel, Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, Syfy said: “Sharknado was an extraordinary ‘perfect storm’ which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe. 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”.

Well, it seems to me like Syfy have got the wrong end of the stick. People were talking about Sharknado so much because of how bloody ridiculous it was.

Paul Bales, COO, The Asylum 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 get killed by lightning than by a shark. The film will have lightning and sharks, so that’s got to count for something”.

And, when I speak of ‘The Asylum’, I am of course referring to the motion picture and television studios, NOT an Asylum where the idea of Sharknado could have actually been put together.

In total, 1.4 million viewers tuned in to see the first movie last year.