Original Telefilm ‘Sharknado 5: Global Swarming’ Premieres Tonight on Syfy

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Original Telefilm ‘Sharknado 5: Global Swarming’ Premieres Tonight on Syfy

Pack your passport and grab a chainsaw, because “Sharknado” is going global! Taking the world – and unsuspecting celebrities – by storm, the movie event of the century blows into town this summer, and today, SYFY and The Asylum revealed its chilling title: “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.” T latest installment in the hit pop culture franchise premieres on SYFY tonight, August 6 at 8/7c and will air in more than 100 countries.

“Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” and the film’s official tagline, “Make America Bait Again!,” are the result of a fan-sourced social initiative launched this April. Calling on fans for inspiration, SYFY invited Facebook users to submit their most creative and outrageous ideas via an interactive bot.

In “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” the mission gets personal for Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid) when their young son gets trapped in a traveling ‘nado and transported all over the world. From London to Rio, Tokyo, Rome, Amsterdam and beyond, our globetrotting heroes will seek assistance from a highly-skilled squad of royals, scholars and Olympians, enlisting famous faces from news, entertainment, and sports in their most epic battle yet.

Cameos include:

– Fabio (Model) as the Pope
– Tony Hawk (Professional skateboarder) as a masterful weapons operative strategist
– Clay Aiken (Musician) as Llewelyn, a cutting edge technology genius
– Olivia Newton-John (Musician) and daughter Chloe Lattanzi as Orion and Electra, two brilliant scientists who help defend Australia from a looming Sharknado
– Bret Michaels (Musician) as a visiting artist that gets trapped in the storm
– Margaret Cho (Comedian) as a fussy bride whose honeymoon is interrupted by sharks
– Charo (Musician, Comedian) as The Queen of England
– Gilbert Gottfried (Comedian) as storm chaser Ron McDonald
– “Today” hosts Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as themselves
– Olympic diving medalists Greg Louganis as Zico, a high-end art thief, and Tom Daley as himself
– Olympic freeskiing medalist Gus Kenworthy and NBC News investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen as themselves
– Porsha Williams (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) as Andromeda, an archeologist and member of the elite “Sharknado Sisterhood”
– Tiffany “New York” Pollard (“Flavor of Love”) as Vega, a Brazilian black market artifacts dealer
– Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”) as The Prime Minister of England
– Cat Greenleaf (“Talk Stoop”) and Dan Fogler (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) as themselves
– Ross Mullan (“Game of Thrones” White Walker) as Dr. Wobbegon, a scientist who has made breakthroughs in meteorological studies to track Sharknado storms

Also reprising their roles from previous installments are Cassie Scerbo, Masiela Lusha and Cody Linley.

“Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” a production of The Asylum, is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.

The above press release was issued by NBC.

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