Yes, there will be a Sharknado Four
If you read our interview with Jedward yesterday, you’ll already understand the Sharknado hype, but the anticipation has just got bigger with Syfy’s announcement that the series will continue for a fourth instalment.
Without giving away too many spoilers, the action-packed third shark-apocalypse movie is a TV first, with Syfy letting viewers determine the ending of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No with an online vote and twitter hashtag campaign that will be shown in Sharknado 4.
The annual summer-shark fest ended with a piece of space shuttle wreckage hurtling toward leading lady April (played by Tara Reid) before the film cut to black with the phrase, ‘You decide if April lives or April dies’ plastered across the screen. The message was then accompanied with a voice over which said: “”Now’s your chance to be part of Sharknado history! You decide if April lives or April dies by tweeting your choice now or by going to Sharknado.syfy.com to vote. “Her fate will be revealed in Sharknado 4 … because we’re not done yet!”
Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, Chris Regina, a Sharknado associate producer said: “Sharknado, more than anything on television, is a social interaction with the viewers, so we wanted to make it interactive.
“I’m hoping that we’re going to break the Internet this time with the “April lives, April dies” at the end. I think it’s going to be precedent-setting.
“I can’t think of an instance where another network has done something of that nature at the end of an event. Hopefully it’s a TV first.”
After Sharknado and its first sequel conquered social media with more than a billion tweets between the two films, it’s no wonder Syfy upped the stakes for Wednesday’s Sharknado 3. And who is to say they won’t go further? If we’re to take Jedward’s belief that a Sharknado in today’s society would be hard to escape as everyone would be taking selfies, who is to say that the next Sharknado can’t involve everyone’s favourite social pastime?
You can read our full interview with Jedward on Sharnado 3: Oh Hell No, here.