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Syfy Renews ’12 Monkeys’ for Season Three

Series is Based on the 1995 Film of the Same Name

Syfy has issued a third season pick-up to drama “12 Monkeys” from Universal Cable Productions, with an order for 10 new episodes. Debuting on January 16, 2015 and based on the 1995 feature film of the same name, “12 Monkeys” follows the journey of Cole (Aaron Stanford), 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 (Amanda Schull), Cole 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. The cast also includes Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa and Todd Stashwick.

“In two short seasons, 12 Monkeys has become a cult favorite series,” said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “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.”

Twenty six episodes of “12 Monkeys” to-date have been produced.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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