Sharknado 5 Lands Summer Release Date; Grindhouse Series Blood Drive Also Coming Soon
Syfy’s long-running absurd franchise Sharknado will see its fifth entry premiere on Sunday, August 6th, at 8/7c, the channel has revealed. Much like the Saw franchise and, for a while, the Friday the 13th series, Syfy has been releasing a new Sharknado film every year since the original launched in 2013.
This film sees both Ian Ziering and Tara Reid reprise their respective roles as Fin Shepard and April Wexler. It was directed by Anthony C. Ferrante and written by Scott Mullen.
With much of North America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for the inevitable: a global sharknado. From London to Asia, South Africa to Mexico, Fin and his family must put a stop to the sharknados once and for all.
Additionally, Syfy has announced that they will be premiering their grindhouse series “Blood Drive” on the small screen on Wednesday, June 14th, at 10/9c.
From the Press Release:
The “Blood Drive” series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening), David Straiton (“Bates Motel”), and Frederik Malmberg (Let Me In), along with producer Mark Wheeler (“Becoming”). James Roland (“Weeds”) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.
In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, “Blood Drive” is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood!
Sounds kinda like an even more twisted version of Death Race, which I’m all for!