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Syfy announces premiere dates for '12 Monkeys,' 'Hunters'

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Fri, Jan 15th 2016 09:50 am

Syfy has announced the premiere dates for the first season of "Hunters" and the second season of "12 Monkeys," both produced by Universal Cable Productions (in association with Valhalla Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment, respectively).

In "Hunters," when Baltimore FBI agent Flynn Carroll's (Nathan Phillips, "Wolf Creek") wife goes missing, his search leads him to a highly classified government organization - the Exo-Terrorism Unit (ETU) - who track and fight alien terrorists. Britne Oldford ("American Horror Story") plays Regan, a valuable ETU operative keeping secrets of her own. The gritty sci-fi thriller also stars Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck") as the dangerously unhinged terrorist, McCarthy. The 13-episode first season debuts Monday, April 11 (10 p.m. ET/PT).

"Hunters" is from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd ("The Walking Dead," "The Terminator Trilogy") and Natalie Chaidez ("12 Monkeys," "Heroes"), who will also serve as showrunner, and Emile Levisetti ("Royal Pains"). The series is inspired by best-selling author Whitley Strieber's novel, "Alien Hunter."

Syfy's critically acclaimed time-travel thriller "12 Monkeys" will return for a second season on Monday, April 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT). This all-new, 13-episode season will air Mondays, with Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) reprising their roles.

"12 Monkeys" follows the journey of Cole, a time traveler sent back in time from a dark, hellish future to prevent it from ever happening. Joining forces in the present with Railly, he must defeat a centuries-old malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys. As Cole, Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to the truth, they'll learn there are deadly consequences for all of history ... and time itself.

Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Nikita") are executive producers and showrunners, with Charles Roven ("Batman v. Superman," "Suicide Squad," "The Dark Knight Trilogy") and Richard Suckle ("Suicide Squad," "American Hustle") executive producers. Atlas Entertainment and Roven produced the original film of "12 Monkeys," on which the series is based.

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