KELLY OSBOURNE, JUDD HIRSCH, ANDY DICK AND JUDAH FRIEDLANDER TO CAMEO IN "SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE"
VIVICA A. FOX AND MARK MCGRATH TO JOIN CAST
PRODUCTION ON SYFY AND THE ASYLUM ORIGINAL MOVIE BEGINS IN NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK - February 13, 2014 - Syfy and The Asylum today announced that Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath will join the eagerly anticipated Original Movie Sharknado 2: The Second One.
Osbourne will portray a flight attendant and Dick will play a New York City police officer.
Friedlander will play the character of Brian, while Hirsch - who starred in the iconic New York-based TV series Taxi - will be a cab driver named Ben.
Fox will join the cast as Skye, an old high school friend of Fin (Ian Ziering), and Mark McGrath - lead singer of the rock band Sugar Ray and Killer Karaoke host - will play Fin's brother-in-law.
Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado.
In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin (Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple.
Sharknado 2, which will be filmed in New York City, is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in July.
About The Asylum
The Asylum is one of the world's leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment like Sharknado, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation's top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. The Asylum released 10 theatrical films in 2013 and is producing a 13-episode action-horror series for 2014.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)