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SYFY sets premiere date for “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens”

A scene from the "Sharknado" franchiseA scene from the "Sharknado" franchise

Yes, we all breathed a heavy sigh when learning of the title but that won’t change anything. SYFY and The Asylum have announced the title and launch date for the fourth installment of the popular “Sharknado” franchise.

Called “Sharknado: The 4Th Awakens!” the film will be a two-hour original movie set to premiere this July. While that’s still four months away at this point, you can expect a whirlwind of marketing and trailers for the big premiere over the next few weeks. The premiere will air on Syfy on Sunday, July 31 at 8PM ET/PT, most likely quickly taking over Twitter just moments later.

The fourth installment of the Sharknado franchise will take place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in last summer’s “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” installment.

In the new film, Fin (Ian Ziering) and his family have been living sharknado-free in the intervening years. All of that changes when new sharks, and new storms are appearing once again.

Tara Reid is also set to return as April Wexler to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign. David Hasselhoff (as Gil Shepard) and Ryan Newman (as Claudia Shepard) will also reprise their Sharknado 3 roles. New additions to the Sharknado: The 4Th Awakens cast include Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and Cheryl Tiegs.

The network promises “more to be announced soon,” which means probably a dozen or so stars will be added to that list before the big premiere.

Sharknado: The 4Th Awakens! is a production of The Asylum. Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct an original screenplay written by Thunder Levin.

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