Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, which commemorated its 20th anniversary in 2015, 12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-01-16

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12 Monkeys is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. It is a science fiction mystery drama with a time traveling plot loosely based on the 1995 film of the same name, which was written by David and Janet Peoples and directed by Terry Gilliam, itself being inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée; the series credits both Peoples and Marker for their original works. In the series, Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull star as James Cole and Dr. Cassandra “Cassie” Railly, who use time travel in an effort to stop the destructive plans of the enigmatic organization “Army of the 12 Monkeys”. Kirk Acevedo and Noah Bean also star in the first season. In the second season, Bean makes a guest appearance, and Todd Stashwick, Emily Hampshire and Barbara Sukowa are promoted from recurring guests to regulars. Stanford, Schull and Hampshire play reimagined versions of characters respectively portrayed by Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt in the 1995 film. Natalie Chaidez was the showrunner of 12 Monkeys during its first season, assisting Matalas and Fickett. After the season completed she stepped down to the role of consultant for the second season, and Matalas and Fickett became showrunners. In the third season Fickett became a consultant, and Matalas was the sole showrunner. The series is produced by Atlas Entertainment, which produced the original film, and Universal Cable Productions. Charles Roven, producer of the original, is one of the executive producers. 12 Monkeys premiered on January 16, 2015 with a 13-episode first season. In June 2016, it was renewed for a 10-episode third season, which premiered on May 19, 2017, and aired over three consecutive nights. In March 2017, the series was renewed for a fourth and final season consisting of 11 episodes, which premiered on June 15, 2018, and is set to conclude on July 6, 2018.

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Aaron Stanford as James Cole, a scavenger who travels back in time to stop the plague and redeem himself from his troubled past Amanda Schull as Dr. Cassandra “Cassie” Railly, a virologist who leaves a message about the origins of the plague that scientists recover in the future Kirk Acevedo as José Ramse (seasons 1–3; guest season 4), Cole's best friend Noah Bean as Aaron Marker (season 1; guest season 2), Cassie's ex-boyfriend and political insider Todd Stashwick as Theodore Deacon (season 2–present; recurring season 1), leader of a brutal group of survivors called the West VII Emily Hampshire as Jennifer Goines (season 2–present; recurring season 1), daughter of Leland Goines and a math genius, who meets Cole in a psych ward Barbara Sukowa as Dr. Katarina Jones (née Werner) (season 2–present; recurring season 1), the inventor and operator of the time machine

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