The show follows 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. The drama is slated to premiere next January.
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Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Terra Nova,” “Nikita”) who co-wrote the pilot script, will serve as co-executive producers with executive producer and showrunner Natalie Chaidez (“In Plain Sight,” “V,” “Heroes”). Jeffrey Reiner (“Friday Night Lights”) directed the pilot and served on it as an executive producer.
“’12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock,” said Syfy president Dave Howe. “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.”