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Sharknado 3 Greenlit

Posted By: Staff
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:17


Yep. You read that right. SyFy has greenlit Sharknado 3.

The first Sharknado movie debuted on SyFy last year and - no pun intended - took the internet and just about everyone by storm.

Shortly after, a sequel was announced with Sharknado 2: The Second One, which premiers this July on SyFy.

Now Sharknado 3 is on the way as SyFy released the following information with the third film is to be set in a yet-to-be-determined city presumably featuring whatever of the Sharknado 2 cast survives.

Tara Reid and Ian Ziering are featured in the first two Sharknado movies, so it's possible they might make it to the third movie. Sharknado 2 also recently added Mark McGrath and Vivica A. Fox.

Updated with press release:


Press Release




NEW YORK – April 30, 2014 – Los Angeles and New York were not enough! Syfy and The Asylum today announced that yet another city will be devoured by flying sharks when the new Original Movie Sharknado 3 premieres on Syfy in Summer 2015.

But which city will it be…?

This latest installment in the global pop culture sensation will once again be produced by The Asylum.

Sharknado 2: The Second One, starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer and Judah Friedlander, and directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, will premiere on Syfy Wednesday, July 30 at 9PM (ET/PT).

In Sharknado 2, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple.

And what will happen in Sharknado 3…?

About The Asylum

The Asylum is one of the world's leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment like Sharknado, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation's top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. The Asylum released 10 theatrical films in 2013 and is producing a 13-episode action-horror series for 2014.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities.Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)