Sharknado 4 confirmed for Syfy with director eyeing Bill Murray for key role

'If Bill Murray came to the set, I'd give him a beer and we'd have some fun'

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Oh Hell No! Sharknado is set to return with a fourth TV movie following the success of the cult phenomenon.

Sharknado director Anthony C Ferrante has confirmed Sharknado 4, and says he plans to take the TV film “global”.

“As long as [US network] Syfy wants them, we’ll keep doing them,” he said.

Jedward get eaten alive in Sharknado 3

“I want to do international. There are still US cities that I want to destroy. But it’s less about the cities, and it’s more about, what are we going to do with Ian and Tara, and what genres do we want to play with?” he told Variety.

Sharknado 3 saw appearances from David Hasselhoff, Jerry Springer and NSync’s Chris Kirkpatrick. Starring American Pie’s Tara Reid, the film ended on a cliffhanger that saw her character’s life on a knife edge.


The cult TV film franchise follows residents on the east coast of America who have to survive on the streets from attacks by sharks sucked up by a tornado.

Sharknado 3 follows on from the success of 2013 TV disaster film Sharknado, which was given a string of celebrity endorsements from Olivia Wilde to Patton Oswalt and Mia Farrow.

Ferrante joked that he would like to get The Life Aquatic’s Bill Murray on board for the next movie.

“If Bill Murray came to the set, I’d give him a Fig Newton bar because that’s all we have – and maybe a beer- and we’ll have fun.”