After invading both the West and East Coasts in the first three movies, the Sharknado sensation is heading to the Las Vegas desert in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Last month, Syfy took advantage of Star Wars Day (May 4) to debut a new, yet very familiar poster for this sequel, which spoofed last year's blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With just under two months left until this sequel debuts, the network has debuted a new trailer, which shows how some of Sin City's finest strippers and Elvis impersonators defend themselves from this onslaught of sharks.
Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and April Wexler (Tara Reid) reprise their roles from the first three Sharknado movies, with Gary Busey signing on to play April's father. Sharknado: The 4th Awakens takes place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in last summer's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. Fin (Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks - and 'nados! - are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected. David Hasselhoff (as Gil Shepard) and Ryan Newman (as Claudia Shepard) will also reprise their Sharknado 3 roles, although we don't see them in this footage that debuted on Twitter.
Syfy also announced a slew of cameos last month, with many more to be revealed as we get closer to the July 31 premiere date on Syfy. Cynthia Bailey (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank), Kym Johnson (Dancing with the Stars), Carrie Keagan (TV host), T'Keyah Crystal Keymah (In Living Color) and Baywatch stars Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul will play Astro-X rocket scientists and astrophysicists. Benjy Bronk (The Howard Stern Show) will play a morning show host, Duane Chapman (Dog the Bounty Hunter) is appearing as a chainsaw dealer and Stacey Dash is portraying the Mayor of Chicago. Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus is playing the manager of the Shark World hotel, while David Faustino (Married with Children) is portraying a Las Vegas gambler.
Lori Greiner (Shark Tank) is also playing a home shopping guru, while MMA fighter Frank Mir is playing head of security for the Shark World hotel. Dr. Drew Pinsky (Loveline) will play a pastor, Patti Stanger (Millionaire Matchmaker) cameos as a reporter while Slipknot's Corey Taylor plays a Shark World hotel security guard. Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Wayne Newton (aka Mr. Las Vegas) and Todd, Savannah and Grayson Chrisley (Chrisley Knows Best) are playing themselves. We'll have to wait and see when the next wave of cameo announcements will take place.
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens also stars new cast members Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and Cheryl Tiegs. Sharknado: The 4th Awakens is a production of The Asylum. Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct an original screenplay written by Thunder Levin. In addition to this brief trailer, we also have a photo featuring a male stripper using his crotch to fend off a shark attack. Take a look at this footage below, to get ready for Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.