After making a bigger dent than thought possible to both the film and oceanographic industries — as well as forever changing our pop culture-addled sense of sharky television taste and decency — the Sharknado phenomenon is raising a fin, one final time, with this official preview trailer for the last shark movie you’ll ever need.
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time — not to be confused with a different, similarly titled movie from a little-known director named Rian Johnson — hits the water at a frenzied pace in the new clip, tripping over itself to wedge a shark or 20 into every movie trope it can think of.
From Merlin's Castle to the Revolutionary War to the dystopian, distant, April-cloning future, if you thought each of the previous entries in the venerable and enduring franchise had outdone the one that came before, get ready: It’s almost as if these sharks know it’s finally time to leave it all on the beach.
For the three of you who’ve become deeply invested in the Sharknado franchise’s nuanced, character-rich, and epically sweeping plot line, it should come as a relief to know that, according to director Anthony C. Ferrante, every dangling loose end will be sewn up all neat and tidy by the time the credits have rolled.
While we may not be ready to see the series come to an end, the sixth and final installment reportedly will at least bring satisfying closure for the people who’ve stuck with this juggernaut since the very beginning — April (Tara Reid), Fin (Ian Ziering), and Nova (Cassie Scerbo). Recent news, too, that Sharknado will live on as a theatrical stage show sometime in the not-too-distant future also helps soften the blow of having to say goodbye.
The end of a television era is almost upon us: The Last Sharknado: It's About Time beaches itself at SYFY at 8 p.m. ET this Sunday, Aug. 19.