Singapore – Universal Networks International, the international channels’ division of NBCUniversal, announced on July 23 that all Syfy channels across the world will premiere Sharknado 2: The Second One on 31 July at 9.15am (SG/MY) in simulcast with Syfy U.S. A same day encore will also air at 10pm (SG/MY).
International Syfy viewers in 86 countries outside the U.S. – including Australia, Asia, France, Germany, Iberia, the UK and Latin America – will all be able to tune in to the eagerly awaited Sharknado sequel from Syfy and The Asylum.
“Wherever possible we like to ensure that our international Syfy channels premiere big event programmes alongside the U.S.,” commented Steve Patscheck, Executive Vice President, Programming, Universal Networks International. “Based on the breakout success of the original – and the instant swell of enthusiasm on social media – we wanted to make Sharknado 2 a simultaneous experience for international Syfy viewers from Europe and Latin America to Asia Pacific.”
As previously announced, Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210) and Tara Reid (American Pie) will reprise their roles as Fin and April while new cast members include Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray lead singer), Kari Wuhrer (Sliders) and Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Independence Day). Previously announced cameos include Kelly Osbourne (Fashion Police), Judd Hirsch (Numb3rs) and Andy Dick (NewsRadio).