|Jasmine Solana |||Jul 29, 2014 08:03 AM EDT|
The Twitter universe will batten down its hatches once again for the coming of "Sharknado 2: The Second One."
In July, the original "Sharknado" movie took the world by storm following an online mania that was joined even by celebrities.
"Sharknado," one of Syfy's B-movies, had some 1.4 million views during its initial airing, but it turned into a huge viewing party after social media went crazy, after like Mia Farrow, Josh Gad and even Olivia Wilde started live-tweeting the show.
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Now, the show's stars, Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, are hoping to top the original campy movie with more sharks.
Ziering plays the hunky beach bar owner Fin Shepard, while Reid plays Shepard's ex, April. In the first movie, Shepard was able to save the day and Los Angeles by staging a makeshift explosion to take care of the bloodthirsty sharks.
Now, the two are heading to New York City for a quiet visit. Or so they think.
The "American Pie" actress admitted she wasn't thrilled to join the cast at first, but she said the movie lucked out, thanks to social media.
"I remember reading the first one and going out with friends and saying 'sharks are flying around Beverly Hills and maiming people and jumping out of pools.' And my friends are laughing so hard," Reid told USA Today. "They're like, 'Are you kidding me? This is amazing. It's so funny. You have to do it!'"
Meanwhile, screenwriter Thunder Levin said the hardest part of making a sequel is figuring out how to strike the right B-movie balance. Levin, however, vowed that the second movie is going to be "bigger and better than the first. It's got more excitement and action - and more heart, too. The characters are more endearing."
Joining Reid and Ziering in the cast are stars Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Judah Friedlander, Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick and Robert Klein.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" is set to air on Syfy network on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.
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