The latest in a long string of cameos in the Sharknado franchise is set to be RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Alaska – one of the most popular drag queens in the history of the reality show.
The latest Sharknado movie, set to mark the culmination of the franchise, is called The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time and was announced this week by low-budget production company The Asylum.
Alaska confirmed the news of her involvement in the film via the very modern medium of sharing a news story on Twitter with a trio of shark emojis.
The drag queen appeared in the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and then emerged victorious in the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars.
The Last Sharknado will see the hero of the franchise travel back in time in an attempt to prevent the fish-based apocalypse that has ravaged the planet.
Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier — time travel. In the ending moments of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
The Last Sharknado will be released in the US on 19th August, with a UK release almost certainly following soon after.