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Syfy Gives a 12 Episode Commitment to 12 Monkeys

By on April 5, 2014
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Syfy has given a 12 episode commitment to 12 Monkeys, a new scifi drama series based on the 1995 movie starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt.

The new series stars Aaron Stanford (Nikita), Amanda Schull (Suits), Noah Bean (Nikita) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), and follows the premise of the original movie in which a time traveler (Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

Syfy President Dave Howe said yesterday “12 Monkeys is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock. We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects including the recently announced event series Ascension and the second season renewal of Helix from Ron Moore.”

12 Monkeys is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original movie.

The addition of the pilot episode, which was filmed last year, brings the total episode count to 13.

The drama is slated to premiere in January of 2015.