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Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys For Season 2

By on March 12, 2015

Pictured: Aaron Stanford as James Cole -- (Photo by: Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy)

Syfy has renewed time-travel drama 12 Monkeys for a second season, it was confirmed today.

Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita), co-executive producers and writers of the pilot, will take over show runner duties as Natalie Chaidez leaves to prep her new Syfy project Hunters.

“We are absolutely committed to 12 Monkeys, and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” said Dave Howe, Syfy President.

“The talent both on and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for.”

Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, added, “12 Monkeys is a show that has exceeded expectations at every stage. It’s had a great first season creatively, and is building a dedicated audience. We can’t wait to see where – and when! – Terry and Travis will take us next.”

Season 2 is expected to air 2016.

12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford (NikitaX-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull (SuitsCenter Stage) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, OzDawn of the Planet of the Apes).

In this Friday’s episode – the ninth in the 13-part first season – Cole (Aaron Stanford) finds himself in 2017 at the height of the plague. Out of options, Jones (Barbara Sukowa) faces an impossible choice to replace the Core.

12 Monkeys airs Fridays at 9PM ET/PT; the season one finale will air Friday, April 10.

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