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'12 Monkeys' to premiere Friday, Jan. 16, on Syfy

by jmaloni


Fri, Oct 10th 2014 06:20 pm
`12 Monkeys` (Syfy photo by Gavin Bond)
"12 Monkeys" (Syfy photo by Gavin Bond)

Syfy's anticipated adventure thriller "12 Monkeys" will make its series premiere at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, which commemorates its 20th anniversary next year, "12 Monkeys" explores the provocative story of a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. 

The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical film.

"12 Monkeys" stars Aaron Stanford (as time-traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Barbara Sukowa (Jones) and Noah Bean (Aaron Marker). Additional key recurring roles include Tom Noonan as a mysterious villain and Emily Hampshire as mental patient Jennifer Goines.

Syfy and Universal Cable Productions will uncage "12 Monkeys" at New York Comic Con this weekend, with a panel at 5 p.m. Saturday headlined by series producers Natalie Chaidez, Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. Series star Hampshire also stops by to discuss her role, which was portrayed by Brad Pitt in the original feature film. Her character is the show's wild card, a brilliant and unpredictable mental patient who may or may not be tied into the Twelve Monkeys' conspiracy to destroy the world with a virus.

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