It’s here and it looks just as godawful as the first outing! The Sharknado 2: The Second One trailer dropped online today and it looks so damn bad that it’s gotta be good.
The sequel to the ‘movie event’ of last year (ahem) once again sees Ian Zeiring and Tara Reid fighting tornado’s spitting out sharks but this time round, the action has been moved to New York City.
Along with Ziering and Reid, other suckers along for the ride include Vivica A Fox, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer (Sliders), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Andy Dick, Kelly Osbourne, Billy Ray Cyrus and Judd Hirsch and yes, that was Matt Lauer making a cameo too.
For those hanging to see this giant mess, Foxtel announced that we will be gettin Sharknado 2 fast tracked to our screens within minutes of the US. SyFy channel will air the movie on July 31st at 11:30am with a late-night repeat set for 9:30pm and perfect timing to take part in the numerous Sharknado 2 drinking games that will be sprouting up shortly
Sharknado 2: The Second One airs Thursday July 31st at 11:30am/9:30pm on SyFy Channel.
Get your raincoats and chainsaws ready because Sharknado 2 is coming! And expect to see a bevy of familiar faces on screen when the sequel to last years ‘it’s so bad it’s good’ hit TV movie graces our television screens later this year.
Sharknado 2: The Second One for the Syfy channel has announced that not only will lead Ian Ziering be back to fight shark infested tornadoes, but that Tara Reid will also be returning too (There were speculations that Reid was not invited to be involved with the sequel).
Joining Ziering and Reid will be a slew of familiar faces including Vivica A Fox (playing an old high school friend of Ziering’s Finn. In a role to sure stir up memories, former Taxi star Judd Hirsch will be playing a taxi driver while Comedian Andy Dick is set to play a police officer.
Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath will be playing Finn’s brother-in-law while Fashion Police’s Kelly Osbourne will be seen as a flight attendant.
According to Syfy, the production of Sharknado 2 will begins in New York City next week and the story will see Finn and April (Reid) trying to save NYC after a freak storm turns deadly leaving residents of the city to fight sharks falling from the sky.
“Sharknado was an extraordinary ‘perfect storm’ which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe,” Syfy’s executive vice president Thomas Vitale said in a statement. “You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about Sharknado! By reassembling the creative team—and dropping sharks onto New York’s iconic sites—we’re unleashing yet another ‘fin’ wave of shark-mania.”
Sharknado 2: The Second One is expected to air later this year.
Eagerly awaiting what’s being touted as the next big thing in sci-fi television? Well you’re in luck! Syfy has just released the first 15 minutes of it’s newest and possibly biggest show Helix.
Helix is about a group of scientists who travel to the Arctic to examine a possible disease outbreak from an alien virus that could threaten all human civilization. This new science fiction thriller is from executive producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”) and stars Billy Campbell (“The Killing”) as one of the scientists called in to research the outbreak.
Tonight saw Foxtel hold their annual upfronts for Programming and technology launch for 2014 in Sydney with some news on the new highly anticipated iQ3 system plus news on new programs and information on existing ones too!
First off, It seems model Jennifer Hawkins must have impressed with her hosting duties on Australia’s Next Top Model. She’s just been announced in a deal with her signing to Foxtel for another two years. She’ll be joined by Naomi Campbell who is expecting to start filming a local version of her modelling show “The Face” next month. Popular shows including Veep, House of Cards, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones will continue to be broadcast through the pay-TV network, making it’s mark on the ratings board.
Foxtel announced that “The Devil’s Playground” a mini series based off the 1976 movie of the same name and starring Simon Burke (He appeared in the original movie) will be aired through it’s Showcase channel. Almost four decades on, Burke is to reprise his role as Tom Allen, now a respected psychiatrist and secular confessor to the Catholic clergy, who becomes entangled in political and theological intrigue. The US version of ABC1’s Rake and starring Greg Kinnear will be screened through a re-branded Universal channel.
As we already knew – Wentworth will be back on SoHo for it’s anticipated second season! In a sneak preview (below) we see the officers and prisoners being introduced to new prison officer Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson (in what looks like inspired casting of Pamela Rabe for the role). UK’s Channel 5 which picked up the rights to air the show (and was drawing in an average of 2 million viewers) have also picked up the second season.
Foxtel also announced news about it’s new iQ3 system and some of the new features it comes with. This third generation set-top box and digital recorder will come with WiFi capabilities allowing for an integrated internet entertainment. An electronic program guide (EPG) enhancement will allow viewers to browse back in time by up to 26 hours in the TV Guide on selected channels to watch shows that have already been screened – via the internet. The 26-hour viewing service has begun a roll-out to internet-capable iQ and iQHD subscribers and it will be available nationally over the next month.
Also announced were new channels coming to subscribers. Beginning Jan 1st 2014, TV HITS will start broadcasting favourites including Friends, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS plus much more along with the new Syfy channel bringing classic science fiction and fantasy programming, which will launch in high definition early in the new year.