‘Sharknado 3’: New Cameos, Photos, And Trailer Released

Summer means vacations, sandy beaches, and backyard barbecues. And thanks to Syfy, it also means the latest Sharknado film release, promising the destruction of yet another major U.S. city from shark-infested tornadoes. Yes, you read that right, if you have somehow missed this blockbuster pop culture phenomena. This summer’s installment, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, debuts July 22, and the network has announced new cameos, photos and a trailer in their latest press release. Sharknado 3 promises to be bigger, bolder, and badder than its predecessors. Interpret that last description any way you like.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! boasts another star-studded cast, although not exactly A-list stars, which is part of the fun. Original cast members Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return in their starring roles as Fin and April, with David Hasselhoff playing Fin’s father Gill, and Bo Derek playing April’s mother, May, of course (Get it? April… May).

Anyway, other Sharknado cast members already announced include Cassie Scerbo as Nova, as well as cameo appearances by Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter, Chris Jericho, Jerry Springer, Ray J, Michele Bachmann, Kathy Lee and Hoda, Anthony Weiner, Holly Madison, Kim Richards, ‘N Sync singer Chris Kirkpatrick, and Washington Redskins players Ryan Kerrigan and Tom Compton. Cuban has been cast to play the president, with Coulter as his vice president, which will either make you cheer or give you nightmares.

The premise of the third in the Sharknado series revolves around Washington, D.C., hence all the political cameos. While fans all over the world have enjoyed the cult phenomenon, watching the fictional destruction of Washington, D.C., is bound to please fans on both sides of the political fence. This Sharknado sequel travels down the coast to Florida after wreaking havoc on the nation’s capital.

The most recent cameos announced by Syfy for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! include Frankie Muniz, author Jackie Collins, Lou Ferrigno, Ne-Yo, Penn & Teller, NASCAR drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, and former MythBusters host Grant Imahara. Ne-Yo, Imahara, and Ferrigno will play Secret Service agents, with Ferrigno cast as Agent Banner. If you’re old enough, you get that one.

Anthony C. Ferrante once again directed this third installment of the Sharknado franchise, which was produced by The Asylum. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films, including more than 200 original productions, for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. In 2014, The Asylum has also launched its first TV series, Z Nation, giving viewers and alternative to that other zombie show. Z Nation returns for its second season in 2015.

[Photos by Syfy]