All good things must come to an end. And by the same logic, all ridiculous but somehow enduring things must also come to an end. With that, the Sharknado franchise is being put out to greener pasture. SyFy has decided to end the long-running B-movie series after the upcoming Sharknado 6. But they're going to go out with a bang, as the final installment is going to jump to new levels of ridiculous by introducing time travel into the mix. So fans of Sharknado still have one extra insane adventure to look forward to.
There's no exact word on why the network is calling it quits after Sharknado 6, but our guess is because they've already made five other Sharknado movies and they're surprisingly just now running out of ideas. The fact that such a truly campy idea made it this far is impressive. So, the question is, what are we going to see in this final Sharknado movie? Well, those who saw Sharknado 5: Global Swarming probably have a good idea as to why time travel is going to play a key part in the final movie.
In case you missed it, Sharknado 5 concluded with Ian Ziering's Fin left alone to wander the world after it was destroyed. Yes, the whole Sharknado business became an apocalypse-level event. So, he's going to have to use time travel to fix it. According to a synopsis revealed last month, Fin unlocks the time-traveling power of the Sharknados in order to save the world and resurrect his family. Along the way, he's going to fight Nazis, dinosaurs, knights, and will even take a ride on Noah's Ark. So SyFy is really throwing absolutely everything at the wall with this one.
Aside from Ian Ziering, several of the franchise's veteran cast members will be back as well including Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo and Vivica A. Fox. Like the other movies, it's expected that Sharknado 6 will be packed with celebrity cameos, but none of them have been revealed just yet. It sounds like there's a lot of opportunity to pack cameos in, with Fin traversing time. Someone is going to have to play Noah, and that's (usually) a pretty prestigious role that some lucky B-list celebrity is going to have the chance to play in Sharknado 6. And let's not forget the Nazis. Is there any chance they actually go so far as to bring Hitler into the mix?
Anthony C. Ferrante, who has directed every movie in the franchise since the first installment in 2013, will return to helm Sharknado 6. Will SyFy be able to make this a satisfying conclusion? What does that even mean for something like Sharknado? We likely won't have to wait too long to find out, as the movie is reportedly set to be released on July 25. Though, SyFy hasn't made an official announcement yet, so that could change. Mark your calendars or set your DVRs and plan accordingly. This news comes to us courtesy of TV Line.