Syfy has officially announced that the network has picked up the “12 Monkeys” television adaptation for a full series. The first season will have 13 episodes and is planned for a January 2015 premiere.
“12 Monkeys” stars Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull alongside Noah Bean and Kirk Acevedo.
Similarly to the film of the same name that the series is based on, the drama will focus on a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
Natalie Chaidez serves as the showrunner. Feature film producer Atlas Entertainment is on board to executive produce the series. Charles Roven, who produced the film, will exec produce the series alongside Atlas’ Richard Suckle and Jake Kurily. Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett penned the pilot and will co-exec produce. Jeffrey Reiner directed and exec produced the pilot.
“12 Monkeys is a captivating time-travel adventure and high-stakes race against the clock. We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects including the recently announced event series Ascension and the second season renewal of Helix from Ron Moore.”