President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Chris McCumber said:
In two short seasons, 12 Monkeys has become a cult favorite series. Terry and the cast and crew have brought to life a rich world not confined by boundaries of time, with multi-dimensional 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.
The synopsis for the series is as follows:
Based on the 1995 feature film, 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 Dr. Railly, Cole must defeat a centuries-old malevolent organisation 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.
I’ve only caught the entire first season so far and I’ll admit as retellings go, I really enjoy what the syfy series has down with their spin on the mythology behind 12 Monkeys and this is coming from someone that loves the 1995 film. 12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Noah Bean, Todd Stashwick, Emily Hampshire and Barbara Sukowa.