Plot details, celebrity cameos revealed for Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

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Jun 1, 2017

Syfy has finally revealed the title for the fifth Sharknado film, and it looks like the shark-centric weather event is going global. 

The film will be titled Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, and it will premiere August 6 on Syfy. The ploy finds heroes Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid), trying to rescue their young son, who is trapped in sharknado and carried all over the world. Because, hey, why not? The action will take place in London, Rio, Tokyo, Rome, Amsterdam and a few other locales. This is a franchise that has fully embraced its ridiculousness, and it looks to keep on rolling down that path here.

The network has also revealed the cameo list, led by Ton Hawk, Al Roker, Clay Aiken and a whole lot more. Oh, and did we mention Fabio is playing the Pope?

Here’s the cameos breakdown:

Fabio as the Pope

Tony Hawk as a masterful weapons operative strategist

Clay Aiken as Llewelyn, a cutting edge technology genius

Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi as Orion and Electra, two brilliant scientists who help defend Australia from a looming Sharknado

Bret Michaels as a visiting artist that gets trapped in the storm

Margaret Cho as a fussy bride whose honeymoon is interrupted by sharks

Charo as The Queen of England

Gilbert Gottfried  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) as Dr. Wobbegon, a scientist who has made breakthroughs in meteorological studies to track Sharknado storms

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming premieres August 6 on Syfy.

Check out the poster below, presented without comment:

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