Syfy Orders ‘Sharknado 2′

Syfy has ordered a Sharknado sequel; this time flying sharks attack Manhattan. It will premiere on the network in 2014. The network is holding a Twitter contest to name the movie. Tweet your submissions to @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado. “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,” the NBCUniversal-owned network’s EVP Programming Thomas Vitale gushed in today’s announcement.

The original orgy of bad special effects and even worse acting had triggered a social media feeding frenzy among journalists and celebrities when it premiered last week. Word got out the network was mulling a sequel, but that was before Nielsen reported the movie was actually watched by average of 1.369 million people, which is nothing to dance about.

In case you were one of the 312 million or so people in the country who did not watch, Sharknado, in round numbers, went like this: the ecological nightmare caused by global warming triggers a freak weather system that results in a mega tornado choc-a-block with angry sharks who sail through the air attacking innocent children and blondes, and causing to be uttered such lines as “they took my grandfather, so I really hate sharks.” The movie culminated in a mano-a-sharko scene, in which our hero Ian Ziering was swallowed by a flying shark but, happily, he had his chainsaw with him at the time; he sawed his way out, also rescuing the distressed damsel who’d earlier been consumed whole by same shark.

Comments (58)

  • Sharkhattan

    Comment by Anonymous — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 7:15am PDT  
    • Sounds terrific! Awesome title.

      Comment by Truman — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 10:40am PDT  
  • I would like to pitch “Kardashianado” – A tornado hits Calabasas and sweeps up the Kardashian family, turning them into totally annoying missiles.

    Comment by Michael — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 7:18am PDT  
  • Best news ever

    Comment by Dave — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 7:20am PDT  
  • I can’t wait for this, it just feels like by around Sharknado 6 they will really be hitting their stride.

    Comment by Mark — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 7:27am PDT  
  • Sharknado was so bad it was thoroughly entertaining. It was John Waters kind of bad, it’s hard to explain the concept. I doubt a sequel will equal the deliciousness of the first but hell, I’ll give it a look.

    Comment by nyguy — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 7:36am PDT  
    • That is a fundamental misunderstanding of John Waters. Waters should sue!

      Waters was NOT trying to ‘Manufacture’ a cult film(s). He and his friends just tried to make the best movie they could and they became cult hits.

      HUGE DIFFERENCE!

      Comment by JoeS — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 11:24am PDT  
  • Either “Sharkicane” or “Sharnami”

    Comment by Chuck — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 7:43am PDT  
    • Sharkcano – Mauna Kea spits out angry sharks who eat all the tourists.

      Comment by Debbie — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 12:19pm PDT  
  • And don’t forget the soon to be released. ToiletSharks. The story of mutant killer sharks loose in the nation’s sewer system that attack humans when they are most vulnerable. And the intrepid team of plumbers and the sexy ex stripper assistant/oceanographer who battle the growing menace. Don’t go in the bathroom. Bumppp, Bumpp……

    Comment by RPF — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 7:50am PDT  
  • I’m getting too old for this shark.

    Comment by G — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 7:50am PDT  
  • Sharkicane, Sharkquake, Cloudy with a chance of Shark?

    Comment by James — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 8:04am PDT  
  • Sharknado 2: The bitening

    Comment by Harkonen — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 8:11am PDT  
    • Wonderful!

      Comment by Halobrad — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 12:16pm PDT  
      • Glad you liked it!

        Comment by Harkonen — Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 1:55pm PDT  
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