The cable network has greenlit a follow-up to the social-media hit which will feature a shark attack in New York City.
It didn't take a long time for Syfy to decide whether to make a "Sharknado" sequel. The cable channel has given a go to the follow-up project after the Anthony C. Ferrante-directed sci-fi thriller successfully drew people's attention last week.
Currently developed under the working title "Sharknado 2", the sequel will see a shark attack in New York City and is aimed for a 2014 premiere. Syfy has launched a Twitter contest to name the sequel, inviting fans to tweet suggested subtitles to @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado.
Syfy executive vp programming and original movies Thomas Vitale says in a statement, "Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm -- on television. The fans are clamoring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel. What we can guarantee is that 'Sharknado 2' will be lots of fun. We'll be announcing more details very soon. But we didn't want our fans to worry they wouldn't get their fill of more shark fin, I mean, fun next year."
"Sharknado", starring Cassie Scerbo, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and John Heard, tells a story of a tornado that lifts sharks out of the ocean and deposits them in Los Angeles. Despite generating more than 604,000 tweets when it premiered Thursday, July 11, it garnered just 1.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen.