So as the weather gets warmer outside and we find ourselves spending a lot less time having to pile on the clothes, it’s only natural for minds to drift along to thoughts of barbecues, beaches… and righteously unnatural storm systems made up of high winds and great whites. Because if it’s summer, then it must be time for the next chapter in Syfy‘s sweeping saga of love, loss, and D-level actors: Sharknado 6.
Premiering Sunday, August 19th at 8 p.m., the sixth (and Syfy claims “final”) film in the franchise sees Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo returning; and if time travel wasn’t enough, the film also features time Nazis, dinosaurs, knights, and — of course — Noah’s ark. Sharknado 6 promises to be directed — by Anthony C. Ferrante — and based on a screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
The film’s premiere caps a week of programming on Syfy called “Sharknado Week,” running from August 12th to August 19th on the cable network. Back for its fifth year, the 2018 edition kicks off with Deep Blue Sea 2 and continues throughout the week with such shark-themed popcorn classics as Nightmare Shark and 6-Headed Shark Attack.
Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier — time travel. In the ending moments of SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, SHARKNADO 6 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
The Sharknado franchise began in 2013 with the original film. Over the course of the past few years, we’ve been either treated to/threatened by (depnding on how you look at it) Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014); Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015); Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016); and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017). The series also spawned a “mockumentary” (2015’s Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness); and the same-universe-set Lavalantula, which included lava-breathing tarantulas and Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy) as washed-up action star Colton West.