SyFy’s sequel to the 2013 summer made-for-TV movie Sharknado has attracted a number of new faces to the sci-fi thriller, including Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath.

Sharknado Sequel Adds Big Names To Cast

In addition to McGrath, Sharknado 2: The Second One, is also welcoming Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, and Vivica A. Fox to the cast. Both Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will be returning to their parts of Fin Shepard and April Wexler.

McGrath will be playing the brother-in-law of Hirsh’s character Ben, who’s a New York City cab driver. Fox, meanwhile, will play one of Fin’s old high school pals. Dick will play an NYPD cop and Osbourne has been cast as a flight attendant.

Sharknado surpassed expectations last summer when it was watched by 1.4 million viewers, who produced 5,000 tweets per minute during the movie’s initial broadcast. The success of the TV movie encouraged SyFy to make a second – moving the shark-infested natural disaster from Los Angeles to New York City.

"A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City,” reads the sequel’s press release. “Unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites."

– Chelsea Regan

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