07/14/2013 01:48 pm ET

Ian Ziering Ran 'Sharknado' By Jason Priestley Over Lunch (VIDEO)

Ian Ziering spoke to his "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star Jason Priestley about "Sharknado."

During a recent appearance on HuffPost Live, Ziering revealed he discussed the Syfy movie with Priestley over lunch before the movie aired and became a social media hit.

"I was telling him about this 'Sharknado' movie and [said] 'What have I gotten myself into?' But I was excited about it. Look what it's become," he said.

Ziering co-starred opposite Tara Reid in the Syfy film about a super storm that sucked sharks from the sea and saw them rain down on Los Angeles. The TV movie generated a ton of buzz, but that didn't translate into ratings. Despite the low ratings, both Ziering and Reid have said they are interested in a sequel.