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 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 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, itís 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.
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.