The network, which ended up with an unexpected hit on its hands when the first "Sharknado" flick aired last summer, hasn't even broadcast the second film in the franchise yet ("Sharknado 2: The Second One" is due out in July). But the social media sensation -- and handsome return on a paltry $250,000 investment in the first film -- was too much for Syfy to ignore, and the network is capitalizing on the campy concept's so-bad-it's-good popularity.
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, who starred in "Sharknado," are back for the follow-up, and according to Adweek, they're expected to return for the third installment, too, provided they don't fall victim to any airborne shark attacks. The first film was set in Los Angeles, and the second is set in New York City; the location of the threequel is being kept under wraps for now, though it will be in a different city.
We're not sure if either "Sharknado" sequel will feature any scenes half as ridiculous/awesome as Ziering diving into a shark chainsaw-first and hacking his way out, like he did in the original, but we'll certainly be tuning in to find out.
"Sharknado 2" premieres on Syfy on July 30. "Sharknado 3" is set for a summer 2015 release.