The ratings are in and it sounds like Sharknado 2: The Second One was a hit for Syfy. According to the network, the shark-filled sequel scored record-setting numbers for the network, and -- no exaggeration, apparently -- a billion twitter impressions. Given the number of trending topics related to the movie last night, #SawHand included, we're inclined to believe that figure.
Though it was decided that taking a running leap off of the top of a speeding bus would be better for society, here are three ingredients that Sharknado 3 needs to become the greatest (shark-filled made-for-TV) movie of 2015.
Syfy's forecast calls for a Sharknado, and come tomorrow night, the network plans to deliver. We took a peek at Sharknado 2: The Second One ahead of tomorrow night's grand debut, and if you're looking for full-on shark mayhem, this sequel delivers a hearty helping. and then some. Expect blood. Expect chaos. Expect New York City to be soaked in sharks and terror.
There's nothing quite like the sound of an inspirational speech delivered by Ian Ziering that includes the words "I've been eaten." Sharknado spoiler alert: He has. It's that kind of life experience that may prove especially useful to the New Yorkers featured in Sharknado 2: The Second One. There's a storm brewing and it's full of sharks! As the trailer advises, forget the umbrella, grab a chainsaw!
There's a storm coming to New York and it's full of sharks! Syfy gave us a look at their upcoming Sharknado followup Sharknado 2: The Second One, which teaches a harsh lesson to some city commuters about the dangers of subway-riding during a Sharknado. We also get to see some tension between Sharknado returner Ian Ziering and Mark McGrath's character, who's apparently trying to date Fin's sister. Drama!
Syfy may not always have the best eye for original content, but the network sure knows how to replicate a successful venture. This time, they’ve taken an idea from Discovery’s playbook and are using the concept behind the channel’s successful Shark Week to bring even more eyeballs to—you guessed it—Sharknado. Here’s what you need to know about Syfy’s upcoming “Sharknado Week.”
Syfy and The Asylum wore their gimmicky intentions on their sleeves by making it clear the whole point of this sequel is to take the action to a different city, which is no surprise, since the only thing that Sharknado 2 is accomplishing is moving the characters from Los Angeles to New York.
After the high-flying antics and unexpected, whirlwind success of the first Sharknado film, it’s no surprise that Syfy was able to secure some bigger, more outlandish names to join the cast of its sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One. The network and production company The Asylum announced a bevy of stars set to join the rollicking and ridiculous sequel, including Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath.
Can lightening strike twice during a Sharknado? Syfy is apparently hoping so, as the network has Sharknado 2 set to air this summer. That's not entirely news. The weather forecast indicated that another Sharknado is on the way this year, it was just a matter of when.
If ever there was a TV movie that's garnered plenty of buzz through social networking, it's Syfy's Sharknado, one of the cable channel's many original movies. That buzz, which came in the form of a flurry of Tweets submitted ruing the film's original broadcast, didn't exactly translate to ratings, but the film earned itself a sequel nonetheless.
Since Sharknado debuted on SyFy earlier this month, the cable channel has been milking the attention and basking in the glow of their social media buzz that has inspired not only a midnight theatrical run, but a sequel as well. However, amidst the torrent of Sharknado success stories floated the rumor that actress Tara Reid would not be asked back for Sharknado 2: The Sharknado Strikes Back (you're welcome, SyFy), something that Reid quickly refuted. Now, a Sharknado producer has gone on record to refute the rumor as well.
With Sharknado now heading to theaters and SyFy soliciting sequel titles from fans, the Sharknado buzz shows no sign of dying down. If Reid and her agent are smart, they're using all this attention to negotiation a much bigger salary for the next time around… even though Syfy and Asylum are also smart enough to say they've fired her, make the debate public
The news that you expected pretty much the moment Mia Farrow tweeted about a dumb SyFy movie has finally happened. According to The Hollywood Reporter SyFy has green lit a sequel to Sharknado, the original movie that aired last Thursday and turned into a Twitter phenomenon
It turns out we might have gotten a little too excited this morning with our promises that everybody you know was watching the SyFy original movie Sharknado last night. While it's true that the movie appeared to be a genuine sensation on Twitter, and did become a worldwide trending topic, it turned out to be one of those phenomenons limited to a small group of very passionate people
Did you watch Sharknado last night? No? What a loser! To be fair, choosing to spend your Thursday night doing pretty much anything-- playing kickball, going to a sporting event or a concert, enjoying summer's beauty-- probably seemed like the better bet, but while you were out, everyone you know was watching Sharknado. And tweeting about it. And now it's Friday morning and you're headed into the weekend and you're already out of the loop