Sharknado to take bite of SA TV

2013-07-23 15:49
Cape Town – A Sharknado is heading for South Africa in September with flying sharks feasting as they drop from the sky!

South African viewers will get to see Sharknado – and plenty bad acting – on Studio Universal (DStv 112) on Saturday, 21 September at 21:15 when the much buzz about movie which was recently shown in the US on the Syfy channel and sent social media into overdrive, will be aired here.

Sharknado, a B-grade made-for-TV movie starring Beverly Hills, 90210 actor-turned-Chippendales stripper Ian Ziering, and American Pie star Tara Reid created a tsunami of buzz when it was screened in the United States earlier this month.


Reid said she wants to be considered for further roles and Ziering said he enjoyed running around with a chainsaw as his character jumped into a flying shark to cut it up from the inside to free another character.

In Sharknado a freak tornado sucks up sharks from the ocean which then rain down on Los Angeles, devouring their prey from the skies.

Sharknado's unquestionably high so-bad-it's-good factor thrilled viewers with its schmaltzy schlockfest - drawing Twitter comment from celebrities as diverse as Mia Farrow, Olivia Wilde and Glee star Cory Monteith, whose final tweets before his shock death on 13 July were about the movie.
A Sharknado sequel has already been confirmed.

Sharknado will air on Studio Universal as part of a "Crazy Shark Attacks!" month in September.

Viewers can get ready for Swamp Shark on 7 September, Two Headed Shark Attack on 14 September and Ghost Shark on 28 September.

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