In case you had any fear that Syfy's franchise all about tornados filled with sharks was losing any of its bite, the newly-released details about the fifth installment should set your mind at ease. It was going to be difficult for the title of Sharknado 5 to top last years Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, but Syfy may have just pulled it off. The next movie in the franchise will be called Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, with the timely tagline of "Make America Bait Again!" As if that wasn't bonkers enough, the list of famous folks who will be appearing has been revealed, and it indicates that we may be in for our craziest shark-tornado experience yet.
In Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, Fin and his bionic wife April will face some personal stakes when tornados start whipping sea creatures into the air yet again. Their son gets caught up in a sharknado, which is so fierce that it travels him all over the world and away from his parents as they try to rescue him. They'll travel between London, Toyko, Rome, Amsterdam, and other places also struck by sharknados. Luckily, Fin and April will have help from some elite characters, who will be played by some pretty famous faces.
The Pope will have a role, presumably when Fin and April arrive in Rome. This version of the Pope won't exactly be based on the current Francis or even on Jude Law's Pius XIII; no, this pope will be played by none other than Fabio. Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk will appear as a weapons operative strategist, while Clay Aiken -- a.k.a., the runner-up from the second season of American Idol -- will play a genius at home on the cutting edge of the technology landscape.
The mother-daughter duo of Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi will play brilliant scientists Orion and Electra, who will be hard at work trying to keep sharknados from destroying Australia. Charo will play the Queen of England, while Chris Kattan of SNL will play the Prime Minister of England. Gilbert Gottfried will be a storm chaser named Ron, and Today hosts Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Hoda Kotb will turn up as themselves, presumably to report on the latest round of shark-filled tornados.
There will be some Olympians in the mix as well. Diving medalists Greg Louganis and Tom Daley will have roles, and freeskiing medalist Gus Kenworthy will appear as himself. Throw in Cat Greenleaf, Dan Fogler, Tiffany Pollard, Porsha Williams, Bret Michaels, and Margaret Cho, and we'll have plenty of famous folks to help Fin and possibly get chomped to death in the process. They'll be acting alongside returning players Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Masiela Lusha, and Cody Linley.
You can catch Sharknado 5: Global Swarming when it debuts on Syfy on Sunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. If streaming is more your style, our Netflix premiere schedule will help you out.
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