When flying sharks aren”t quite enough chaos for your movie, what do you do? The answer is simple. You add Gary Busey. That”s just what happened as SyFy announced that the mercurial actor and reality show regular will join the fourth incarnation of the Sharknado series.
Busey will play April Wexler”s (Tara Reid) father, a scientist named Wilford. The network also announced that former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs has signed on to the made-for-TV movie as Fin”s (Ian Ziering) mother as has comedian Tommy Davidson.
Whether this new casting will breathe life back into the series remains to be seen. Last summer”s Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! had 1.1 million viewers in the 18-49 demo. This was down 31 percent from Sharknado 2, which aired in July 2014.
It”s unknown whether Tara Reid will reprise her role. Sharknado 3 ended with a cliff hanger about her fate with viewers to determine it via online polling.
The not-yet-cleverly-titled Sharknado 4 will air this July.