In case you missed the third installment of the somehow increasingly ridiculous Sharknado series, Syfy just released a new video featuring the series’ stars like Ian Ziering and Tara Reid explaining how the end of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! leads into the appropriately-titled Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens.
It’s five years later, and after the supposed death of Reid’s character April Shepard (who supposedly died when space shuttle debris fell on her after they killed a pack of space sharks; you heard that right), Ziering’s character Fin Shepard has moved away from the coastline where any weather-related shark attacks couldn’t possibly catch him and his newly settled family off guard. But this is a Sharknado movie, and a quick trip to Las Vegas turns deadly when an anti-sharknado corporation called Astro-X fails to identify shark-filled Sand-nados that threaten the party capital of the world.
Once again it’ll be up to Fin, a resurrected April, and a cavalcade of z-list celebrities to fight a whole mess of ridiculous sharknados — including one that somehow becomes nuclear — in front of green screens and terrible special effects.
Check out the recap teaser:
The network even upped its game with a recent miniseries adaptation of revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke’s groundbreaking novel Childhood’s End. The programming shift was a concerted effort to move away from the cheese-tastic monster schlock of Shaktopus and Pirahnaconda that drove die-hard fans away. But those B-movies were ratings hits, and Syfy still has to pay the bills, so they’re bringing back the intentionally bad monster movie that started it all back for a fourth time.
It’s fun, it’s crazy, it’s stupid, it’s Sharknado 4. It premieres on Syfy on July 31.