In a joke that never seems to end, SYFY has confirmed that there will be a “Sharknado 5,” and the popular cast will return to the franchise to make it. “Sharknado 5” doesn’t have a name yet, sometimes the studio lets the fans vote on the name, but it does have two stars attached. It was confirmed today by the network that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will return to series, which is expected to be the largest production in the franchise to date.

Syfy and The Asylum made the official announcement today, stating that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler. Principal photography commenced today, February 2, in Bulgaria. So if you’re in Bulgaria this month, keep an eye out for the production team, they might even let you join the cast at this point.

The latest film in the hit global franchise, SHARKNADO 5 features the return of original cast member Cassie Scerbo as Nova, a bartender turned badass Sharknado fighter.

The studio stated that “Sharknado” will see, “the deadly weather phenomenon of shark-infested storms bombard cities around the world,” and the filming will take place in 5 countries, including the UK and Australia. Anthony C. Ferrante, who directed the first four films, is back to helm this latest installment, based on a script by Scotty Mullen.

The original 2013 SHARKNADO film, which introduced a cyclone depositing man-eating sharks on the citizens of Los Angeles, became a worldwide phenomenon and spawned a pop culture franchise. In SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE, New York City was the target of the disaster, and in SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!, a mega-sharknado made its way down the “Feast Coast” from Washington, D.C. to Florida. In the most recent installment, SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS, the shark-infested storms went national. The film ended with the Eiffel Tower ripping away from Paris and crashing down on Niagara Falls – a chilling indication that no one in the world is safe!

Now, in SHARKNADO 5, with much of North America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for the inevitable – a global sharknado. Fin Shepard and his family must put a stop to this disaster before Earth is completely obliterated.

The “Sharknado” series has been a non-stop hit for The Asylum, it also helped produce the popular Z NATION television series. The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year, and has released over 500 films and over 200 original productions.