You cannot stop a Sharknado, you can only hope to satisfy it with a diet of ?-listers that are game for some schlocky SyFy thrills.
In casting news that will make you go “this hasn’t happened yet?” Gary Busey has inked a deal to join the series for its fourth installment. Busey will take on the role of Tara Reid’s dad in the TV film, and he’s not the only talent hopping aboard this swirling, bitey death cyclone. Tommy Davidson and Cheryl Tiegs are also a go for the movie, which will reveal a key cliffhanger from the third Sharknado, plus presumably have 900 or so cameos of varying star wattage.
Here’s what you need to know about the influx of new characters as reported by Variety:
Joining the cast for the fourth film are Gary Busey as Wilford Wexler, April’s father and a lead scientist at Astro-X; Tommy Davidson as Aston Reynolds, playboy tech billionaire and CEO of tech company Astro-X, developers of a revolutionary energy system that can stabilize the atmosphere and prevent the formation of tornadoes; Cody Linley as Matt, Fin and April’s eldest son who, after surviving the first sharknado, finished flight school and joined the Army; Imani Hakim as Gabrielle, Matt’s best friend and a fellow soldier; Masiela Lusha as Gemini, Fin’s cousin; Cheryl Tiegs as Raye, Fin’s mother and Col. Gil Shepard’s ex-wife.
Wilford Wexler, eh? Say what you will about the series, but you could certainly do worse for a name.
As was the case with every offering in the Sharknado saga, this upcoming entry into the franchise will be directed by Anthony C. Ferrante with a script from Thunder Levin. No exact release date has been offered up as of yet, but Sharknado 4 should touch down sometime this July. In the meantime, why not check out this gaggle of greatest hits .gifs from Sharknado 3?