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The Sharknado films have become a cult phenomenon, and each summer, fans await the release of the next installment of the franchise. Last year, Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens showed us how far Syfy and The Asylum could stretch their insane premise, and introduced fans to a dancing plethora of new ‘Nados — which included bouldernados, oilnados, hailnados, firenados, and lavandos.

Sharknado 5 looks to up the stakes from the previous installments (if that's even possible), loading the film with an enormous number of celebrity cameos. If you’re wondering which celebrities could appear in Sharknado 5, then look no further, because and The Asylum have released the full list of cameos ... and everything else you want to know about the next chapter in the Sharknado saga.

Sharknado 5 Gets An Official Title, Release Date, Promo Art And Synopsis

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming [Credit: Syfy]
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming [Credit: Syfy]

Syfy has released a ton of information about the new film, including the title: Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. That’s right, Sharknado 5 went with a topical title, but they doubled-down with a fresh new tagline that was chosen by fans on social media in April: "Make America Bait Again."

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming is set for an August 6, 2017 release on the Syfy channel, and it looks to continue the franchise’s streak of dominating the airwaves and social media. This time, the Sharknado craze is going global, and the movie will air in over 100 countries.

The official synopsis for Sharknado 5: Global Swarming has also been released, and this time, it’s going to be bigger than ever:

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.

Full List Of Celebrity Cameos In Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

The Sharknado franchise started as a goofy Syfy original film starring and , but it has grown exponentially over the years. Sharknado films aren’t only about shark-filled tornadoes anymore, but they have become a hotbed of celebrity cameos — to the point where it has become a drinking game among fans.

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming looks to continue the trend of showcasing lower-level celebrities, and this time, they are going all out. The entire list of cameos is as follows:

  • 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 more to be announced!

On top of all the celebrity cameos in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, Cassie Scerbo will make her return as Nova, Masiela Lusha will reprise the role of Gemini, and Cody Linley will play Fin’s son, Matt Sheppard. With Sharknado 5: Global Swarming only a few months away, make sure you batten down the hatches and clean off your chainsaws, because it’s Sharknado season!

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming will premiere on August 6, 2017, only on Syfy.

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