All great things must come to an end. Sadly, this even includes great white sharks. Yes, after half a decade as a summertime staple and beloved cultural touchstone, ‘Sharknado’ is headed for the great whirlpool in the sky. But not quite as soon as we thought.
Originally set to make its broadcast premiere on July 25th, the film has been pushed back by nearly a month. This, sadly, will push the film’s broadcast outside of Shark Week, which celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this summer. No official reason has been given for the ‘Sharknado’ delay. Given that we have been promised Nazis, dinosaurs, and more in this shark-filled romp through all of time and space, if the extra month is what’s necessary to allow The Asylum’s ‘Sharknado’ production team to maintain the unparalleled special effects work (an achievement surpassed only by its narrative excellence) that we have come to expect from the saga, then I say take all the time you need!
The official synopsis for ‘Sharknado 6’ reads as follows:
“Our hero Fin has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment, he will
tackle the final shark-tier – time travel. In the ending moments of ‘Sharknado 5: Global
Swarming’, Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must
travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able
to set everything right and save the world once and for all?”
Series mainstay Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct ‘Sharknado 6’. The climactic ‘Sharknado’ masterpiece stars Ian Ziering alongside a cast of series veterans that includes Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, and Vivica A. Fox, all of whom will reprise their familiar roles. The sure to be classic conclusion to the epic ‘Sharknado’ saga is set to air on Syfy on August 19, 2018.