Sharknado 2 is a go! Tara Reid and Ian Ziering have signed on for sequel to popular disaster film

By Heidi Parker

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Not since 1975's Jaws have sharks been featured so prominently in a film.

Now the sequel to the 2013 cult hit Sharknado - about a hurricane that strews the man-eating killers all over Los Angeles - has gotten the greenlight.

And the two leads of the Syfy film, Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, are on board for more disaster, according to E!

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They're back for more: Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, seen here in August, will reprise their roles in Sharknado 2: The Second One

They're back for more: Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, seen here in August, will reprise their roles in Sharknado 2: The Second One

It took a bite out of ratings: When the first Sharknado was released in 2013, it attracted millions of viewers for SyFy

It took a bite out of ratings: When the first Sharknado was released in 2013, it attracted millions of viewers for SyFy

The sequel has been titled Sharknado 2: The Second One and will air in July.

This new installment will take place not in Los Angeles, but New York City, which is a logical choice as the East Coast has been seen extreme weather, an even a hurricane, in the past year.

Sharks again chomp their way through the metropolis as they land ashore. Several Manhattan landmarks, think the Empire State building and the Statue Of Liberty, will be used.

Blast from the past: Ziering, who became famous from Beverly Hills, 90210, and Reid, star of the American Pie franchise, in a scene from the 2013 Syfy hit

Blast from the past: Ziering, who became famous from Beverly Hills, 90210, and Reid, star of the American Pie franchise, in a scene from the 2013 Syfy hit

'Sharknado was an extraordinary "perfect storm" which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe,' Thomas Vitale, SyFy's executive vice president, said in a statement.

'You couldn't go anywhere without hearing about Sharknado! By reassembling the creative team, and dropping sharks onto New York's iconic sites, we're unleashing yet another "fin" wave of shark-mania.'

Paul Bales from The Asylum, the company behind Sharknado, added, 'We're thrilled to be able to bring back the talent that made Sharknado a hit.

Will they be left behind?: It's not been announced yet if other Sharknado stars such as Cassandra Scerbo (left) or John Heard (right) will come back
Will they be left behind?: It's not been announced yet if other Sharknado stars such as Cassandra Scerbo (left) or John Heard (right) will come back

Will they be left behind?: It's not been announced yet if other Sharknado stars such as Cassandra Scerbo (left) or John Heard (right) will come back

'Can lightning strike twice? I don't know, but it's a scientific fact that you're more likely to be killed by lightning than by a shark.

'This film will have lightning and sharks, so that's got to count for something.'

No word yet if other cast members such as John Heard and Cassandra Scerbo, will return.

Sharknado became a massive TV sensation after it won 1.4m viewers, over a third of those in the desire age 18-49 demographic.

Tara, who came to fame in the '90s when she starred in the American Pie films, has been looking better since she made a comeback with Sharknado.

Not only has the former hard-partying beauty appear healthier, but she seems happy in the company of boyfriend Erez Eisen, who she was spotted with at an LA Farmer's Market in December.

Spice girl: Tara stopped to smell the spices as she perused the stalls with her other half

Spice girl: Tara stopped to smell the spices at an LA Farmer's Market with boyfriend Erez Eisen in December