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Syfy renews original drama series '12 Monkeys' for third season


Thu, Jun 30th 2016 04:50 pm

Series from Universal Cable Productions currently airing Mondays at 9; season 2 finale July 18

Syfy has renewed its critically acclaimed drama series "12 Monkeys" for a 10-episode season 3 order, with new episodes expected to air in 2017. 

From Universal Cable Productions, "12 Monkeys" is co-created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Nikita") and is based on the 1995 Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film of the same name.

Matalas serves as the showrunner and executive producer. Charles Roven ("The Dark Knight" trilogy, "Suicide Squad") who produced the original film, and Richard Suckle ("Suicide Squad," "American Hustle") also serve as executive producers. Season 2 of the series currently airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. on Syfy. 

"In two short seasons, '12 Monkeys' has become a cult favorite series," said Chris Mc Cumber, president, Entertainment Networks. "Terry and the cast and crew have brought to life a rich world not confined by boundaries of time, with multidimensional characters whose motivations for saving the world are deeply personal and intensely relatable. It's exactly the type of smart, on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment we want to bring to Syfy viewers."

"This season of '12 Monkeys' has proven to be a breakthrough. From its epic storytelling to its grand aesthetic, Terry and the cast and crew have invested boundless energy and passion, and it showed," said Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and president, Universal Cable Productions. "New legions of fans will discover what devoted viewers already know: it's one of the best shows on television!"

In its second season, the epic time travel drama continued to have critics raving. EW.com declared, " '12 Monkeys' is great television," and TV Guide said, "Cheers to Syfy's exhilarating '12 Monkeys' for transforming a cult movie into an even trippier series."

"12 Monkeys," starring Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer), Barbara Sukowa (Dr. Katarina Jones) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon), follows the journey of James Cole, a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world. Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly in the present day, Cole must untangle a conspiracy that's been spun throughout centuries. As Cole, Cassie and their unlikely allies get closer to discovering the truth, they will learn that there are not only deadly consequences for mankind ... but time itself.

"12 Monkeys" is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, which produced the original cult classic film.‎ 

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