SyFy Announces ‘Sharknado 5: Global Swarming’ Title & Cameo Appearances

Pack your passport and grab a chainsaw, because SHARKNADO is going global. Taking the world – and unsuspecting celebrities – by storm, the movie event of the century blows into town this summer, and today, SYFY and The Asylum revealed its chilling title: SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING. The latest installment in the hit pop culture franchise premieres on SYFYSunday, August 6 at 8/7c and will air in more than 100 countries.

SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING and the film’s official tagline, “Make America Bait Again!,” are the result of a fan-sourced social initiative launched this April. Calling on fans for inspiration, SYFY invited Facebook users to submit their most creative and outrageous ideas via an interactive bot.

In SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, the mission gets personal for Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid) when their young son gets trapped in a traveling ‘nado and transported all over the world. From London to Rio, Tokyo, Rome, Amsterdam and beyond, our globetrotting heroes will seek assistance from a highly-skilled squad of royals, scholars and Olympians, enlisting famous faces from news, entertainment, and sports in their most epic battle yet.

Cameos announced today include:

•    Fabio (Model) as the Pope
•    Tony Hawk (Professional skateboarder) as a masterful weapons operative strategist
•    Clay Aiken (Musician) as Llewelyn, a cutting edge technology genius
•    Olivia Newton-John (Musician) and daughter Chloe Lattanzi as Orion and Electra, two brilliant scientists who help defend Australia from a looming Sharknado
•    Bret Michaels (Musician) as a visiting artist that gets trapped in the storm
•    Margaret Cho (Comedian) as a fussy bride whose honeymoon is interrupted by sharks
•    Charo (Musician, Comedian) as The Queen of England
•    Gilbert Gottfried  (Comedian) as storm chaser Ron McDonald
•    “Today” hosts Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as themselves
•    Olympic diving medalists Greg Louganis as Zico, a high-end art thief, and Tom Daley as himself
•    Olympic freeskiing medalist Gus Kenworthy and NBC News investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen as themselves
•    Porsha Williams (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) as Andromeda, an archeologist and member of the elite “Sharknado Sisterhood”
•    Tiffany “New York” Pollard (“Flavor of Love”) as Vega, a Brazilian black market artifacts dealer
•    Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”) as The Prime Minister of England
•    Cat Greenleaf (“Talk Stoop”) and Dan Fogler (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) as themselves
•    Ross Mullan (“Game of Thrones” White Walker) as Dr. Wobbegon, a scientist who has made breakthroughs in meteorological studies to track Sharknado storms

and many more…

Also reprising their roles from previous installments are Cassie Scerbo, Masiela Lusha and Cody Linley.