Syfy’s popular science-fiction film “Sharknado” is back with yet another sequel. Monstrous shark-filled tornadoes will be roaring across your TV screens Sunday night in the fourth installment, “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.”
The new film will take place five years after the events in “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” It’s been half a decade since the deadly sharknadoes terrorized the East Coast, but when the superstorms start to pop up in different cities across the country Fin Shephard (Ian Ziering) and his family have to help save millions of lives. All of this goes down Sunday night at 8 p.m. EDT on the Syfy channel.
For those fans who hope to catch up on the “Sharknado” craze, or simply want to re-watch the movies, Syfy is airing a marathon of all three films Sunday afternoon leading up to the premiere of “Sharknado 4.” The marathon kicks off at 2 p.m. with the first installment “Sharknado,” followed by “Sharknado 2: The Second One” at 4 p.m. EDT and “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” at 6 p.m. EDT. The network will also give viewers a chance to re-watch the latest movie just in case you missed it. “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” will re-air Sunday night at 10: 46 p. m. EDT and again next Saturday, Aug. 6.
Last week, in a sneak peek of the movie, it was revealed that Tara Reid will reprise her role as Fin’s wife, April Shephard. In “Sharknado 3,” April’s fate was left up in the air because a giant piece of space debris was headed straight towards her. The film’s producers left it up to fans whether April would be alive or dead in “Sharknado 4.”
Speaking to International Business Times about her character, Reid said she was glad fans wanted to see more of April in the new movie. “I didn’t know I was going to be in it when I read it,” she said. “It was definitely a scary feeling for sure but in the end it was good. It actually worked out!”
Just because the character is back, however, doesn’t mean she’ll be the same April fans got to know in past “Sharknado” movies. Reid explained that April did die but was brought back to life by her crazy scientist father. “She was brain dead in hospital for the last five years,” she teased. “They thought she died … She’s like half robot, half human. She’s so strong. She can lift cars and she can fly and she has incredible strength.”
Even though Fin and April will be on a mission to save as many people as possible from the shark-infested storms, unfortunately there will be some deaths. Director Anthony C. Ferrante dished to Entertainment Weekly about which characters wont’ survive the attack teasing that there’s some funny and interesting death scenes in store. “Some people want to live, some people want to die. In terms of one of my favorite shark attack things, a new character Gemini, played by Masiela Lusha, she kicks at one of the sharks,” he said. “It’s really fun and ridiculous.”
Ferrante also said he thought Carrot Top, one of many celebrities making a cameo, was “pretty funny” because the comedian “committed to it.”
“Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” premieres Sunday, July 31, at 8 p.m. EDT on Syfy.