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So Many Celebs Will Star In "Sharknado 5" And We Don't Understand Why

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming will premiere on Aug. 6 on Syfy.

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Today, Syfy announced the title and release date of the next film in the Sharknado franchise.

Syfy / Via Twitter: @SharknadoSyfy

The film, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, will come out on Aug. 6. The network accompanied the announcement with the tagline "Make America Bait Again."

The movie will follow couple Fin (Ian Ziering) and April Shepard (Tara Reid) as they attempt to save their son, who is trapped in a sharknado and being carried to cities all over the world, including London, Tokyo, Rio, Rome, and Amsterdam.

We’ll eventually share who the cameos are in #Sharknado5, but for now we’re just gonna let the suspense build 😏🦈🌪🌏

Yesterday, the network teased a slew of cameos to be featured in the film, and now we know just who those celebs are.

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Guest stars include:

David Livingston / Getty Images, Ethan Miller / Getty Images, Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images, Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images, Nicholas Hunt / Getty Images, Mike Coppola / Getty Images

Olivia Newton-John as Orion, a brilliant scientist who helps defend Australia from a sharknado; Fabio as the pope; Margaret Cho as a fussy bride whose honeymoon is disrupted by the sharks; Tony Hawk as a masterful weapons operative strategist; Charo as the Queen of England; and Clay Aiken as Llewelyn, a cutting-edge technology genius.

Also to star are Bret Michaels, Gilbert Gottfried, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb (Today), Greg Louganis and Tom Daley (Olympic diving medalists), Gus Kenworthy (Olympic freeskiing medalist), Jeff Rossen (NBC News investigative correspondent), and Porsha Williams (The Real Housewives of Atlanta).

More include Tiffany “New York” Pollard (Flavor of Love), Chris Kattan (Saturday Night Live), Cat Greenleaf (Talk Stoop), Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), and Ross Mullan (Game of Thrones). Some of the stars will be portraying themselves, while others will play prominent world figures or fictional characters essential to the plot.

Some people are stoked about a Sharknado-filled summer:

Guess I know what I'll be watching 8.6.17 #Sharknado5 https://t.co/YkuiHoFtB5

I am excited #sharknado5. Love it https://t.co/QYSHiIYhOb

Others, not so much:

Sharks and tornados are now offended #Sharknado5

Im not great at math but it seems to me that 5 of these movies is about 5 too many. #Sharknado5

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