Following last month's news that Sharknado stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are returning for Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel has added new cast members Vivica A. Fox, Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, Andy Dick and Judah Friedlander.
Production is scheduled to begin next week on the Syfy follow-up. In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple.
Vivica A. Fox is playing Fin's old high school friend Skye, Mark McGrath portrays Fin's brother-in-law and Kelly Osbourne is playing a flight attendant. Andy Dick plays a New York cop, Judah Friedlander is set to play Brian, while Judd Hirsch is playing a New York taxi driver, an homage to his 1970s TV series Taxi.
Anthony C. Ferrante is directing from a screenplay by Thunder Levin. The original Sharknado became a social media phenomena after first airing on Syfy last year, with celebrities such as Mia Farrow, Damon Lindelof, Wil Wheaton, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Olivia Wilde sharing their thoughts about the movie during the premiere.