With the viral popularity behind SyFy’s Sharknado, which premiered July 11th, the network has officially announced that a sequel is in the works. Sharknado 2, which is just a working title at the moment, will also be produced by The Asylum and is scheduled to premiere on SyFy sometime in 2014.
In honor of the upcoming project, SyFy announced a Twitter contest to help name the movie with an appropriate subtitle. Fans just have to tweet their suggested subtitle for Sharknado 2 to @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado. SyFy will select the best submission as the subtitle for the sequel.
In making the announcement, Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, 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), bartender Nova (Cassie Scerbo) and local drunk George (John Heard/Home Alone) team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies.
There are no details as of yet regarding the plot of the sequel but I am guessing it won’t be too terribly different from the first. It seems like a bunch of SyFy executives are banking on the fact that this movie drew attention for being so terribly BAD. Maybe the fact they are seeing interest in this, the second movie will be better quality or is giving SyFy original movies too much credit?
More details will be released as Sharknado 2 moves closer to completion.