The Sharknado Film Series Is Finally Ending, And Time Travel Is Involved

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Syfy's cult made-for-tv film franchise, Sharknado, is finally coming to an end, and it's going out with one of its wildest premises to date. For a film franchise that is centered on a tornado full of sharks, that's really saying something! The final chapter of the series, presently only titled as Sharknado 6, will feature time-travel, which sounds just interesting enough to pull any old fans of the franchise back in for one final ride.

Sharknado 6 will pick up right after the events of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, which saw the franchise's leading character, Fin, wandering the Earth alone after it was destroyed. Luckily, Fin will find a way to time-travel in Sharknado 6 and will get the opportunity to go back in time and stop the Sharknado that started it all. That would appear to imply Fin is traveling back to L.A. to attempt to prevent the initial cyclone that started the franchise off in the original Sharknado, although its possible there's some Sharknado that goes back in time even further that leads to the L.A. Sharknado happening. The film has been set for a 2018 release and is said to air sometime this August, according to the franchise's Twitter account.

Fans can also expect to see Ian Ziering and other Sharknado vets like Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, and Vivica A. Fox riding the storm out one last time. Additionally, Sharknado 6 will also utilize a lot of stunt casting and throw tons of celebrities into the fish-feeding frenzy that will supposedly be the film's final chapter. TVLine reported Anthony C. Ferrante will return to direct the final film, which is only fitting, because he's directed all five previous Sharknado films. Ferrante said on Twitter he's grateful to be ending the franchise that he's worked on all along, although he also immediately retweeted a follower who implied the Sharknado franchise isn't truly over:

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In a world where reboots are the norm and the Sharknado films have been just about the most successful franchise to emerge out of the Syfy network for a while, there's always a chance that this might not actually be the final Sharknado adventure. That said, television audiences interests have waned on the films with the franchise's peak viewership of 3.9 million for Sharknado 2: The Second One settling down to merely 1.89 million for Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. With Sharknado 6 being the franchise's final installment, there's still a chance for the film to top its record viewership and really send the franchise out with a bang.

The presently untitled Sharknado 6 will premiere on Syfy in August of 2018. For a look at some things coming to television in 2018 before that, be sure to check out our midseason premiere guide as well as our summer premiere guide.

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