Sharknado 3 release date rumors can be put to bed. SyFy announced the title and release date for the third Sharknado film on Wednesday (March 18), giving fans of the franchise something to look forward to this summer. A report from Entertainment Weekly states that the film will be called Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and it will debut on SyFy Wednesday, July 22. The press release included a statement by Chris Regina, a Senior Vice President of Program Strategy for the network.
“We wanted this third title to boldly go where no shark movie has gone before. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! embraces the larger-than-life irreverence that has made these movies so popular and entertaining.”
As previously revealed on the Inquisitr, the cast includes quite a few familiar names. The cast is led by Ian Ziering and Tara Reid again, but there are some new actors and actresses ready to take on roles and cameos in the new chapter. They include Bo Derek, David Hasselhoff, Michele Bachman, Mark Cuban, Jerry Springer, and Ann Coulter. Cuban is taking on the role of the president, possibly bringing a lot of comedic relief to viewers.
The turnaround time for Sharknado 3 is pretty remarkable, especially since Sharknado 2: The Second One just debuted back on July 30, 2014. The ratings were extremely good for the sequel, setting a record for the network when it comes to an original SyFy movie. Deadline stated that an estimated 3.9 million viewers in total and 1.6 million adults 18-49 tuned in for the premiere. The SyFy program even had better ratings than So You Think You Can Dance over on Fox that evening. Deadline also talked about the social media exposure that the film had.
“According to Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings, it (Sharknado 2) generated 581,000 related tweets from 188,000 unique authors, up from 318,000 tweets by 112,000 users for the original movie just over a year ago.”
It was safe to assume after SyFy found so much success with the second film that Sharknado 3 wouldn’t be too far behind. Immediately, the network gave a green light to producing the third chapter, suggesting that there was still more story to tell from the original source material. Now, the network is likely hoping for even better ratings this time around.
The first trailer for the third chapter hasn’t debuted just yet, but fans of the now cult classic are already talking about it on social media, especially with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid returning. The Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! release date will also take place during summer programming for all the major networks again. This should allow it to have very little competition and for SyFy to possibly win the ratings battle again.
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