In all the chaos of recent months, you’d be forgiven to find the satire of Sharknado quaint at this point. Nonetheless, flying sharks will spread equally worldwide with a fifth installment of Syfy’s signature film, taking stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid on an international production.

Syfy and Aslyum confirm production on the as-yet-untitled Sharknado 5, sequel to last year’s Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. This time out, production will first start in Bulgaria, as original cast member Cassie Scerbo reprises her role as Nova alongside Ziering and Reid’s Fin Shepard and April Wexler.

So reads the synopsis, which almost sounds preferable to current events:

SHARKNADO 5, which sees the deadly weather phenomenon of shark-infested storms bombard cities around the world, will film in more than 5 countries, including the UK and Australia. Anthony C. Ferrante, who directed the first four films, is back to helm this latest installment, based on a script by Scotty Mullen.

Now, in SHARKNADO 5, with much of North America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for the inevitable - a global sharknado. Fin Shepard and his family must put a stop to this disaster before Earth is completely obliterated.

Sharknado 5 will presumably hit Syfy later on this year, and who couldn’t use an evening of delightful escapist fantasy?

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