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'Sharknado 2: The Second One' set to premiere in July

Tara Reid returns in Sharknado 2
Tara Reid returns in Sharknado 2
Syfy

It's time for the sequel! Syfy and The Asylum announced today, Jan. 30, that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited Sharknado sequel, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which begins filming in New York February 13.

"Sharknado 2" is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in July. Anthony Ferrante will once again direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote "Sharknado," the iconic pop culture sensation which chainsawed its way through social media last summer.

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 and April can save the Big Apple.

Said Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, Syfy: “Sharknado was an extraordinary ‘perfect storm’ which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe. You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about Sharknado! By reassembling the creative team – and dropping sharks onto New York’s iconic sites – we’re unleashing yet another ‘fin’ wave of shark-mania.”

Added Paul Bales, COO, The Asylum: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring back the talent that made Sharknado a hit. Can lightning strike twice? I don’t know, but it’s a scientific fact that you’re more likely to be killed by lightning than by a shark. This film will have lightning and sharks, so that’s got to count for something.”