Earlier this year, to little fanfare and the surprise of no one, Syfy announced that it would be gifting the world a fifth Sharknado movie; this time promising a global sharknado event. And sure enough, it was confirmed today that Sharknado 5: Global Swarming will be swirling and chomping its way to television screens later this summer on August 6.
The network also revealed a plot summary, just in case “global sharknado event” didn’t already tell you everything you need to know. In the fifth installment, “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.”
Fin and April will also apparently be seeking assistance from “a highly-skilled squad of royals, scholars and Olympians, enlisting famous faces from news, entertainment, and sports,” which brings up to the list of cameos that includes ‘nado veterans Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as themselves — in addition to this tremendous list of newcomers that reads like the roster for VH1’s “Celebreality” programming in the ’00s.