’12 Monkeys’ Renewed for Season 2 by Syfy

Second run of film adaptation is expected to air next year

Last Updated: March 12, 2015 @ 1:34 PM

Syfy has renewed sci-fi drama “12 Monkeys,” which is based on the film of the same name, for a second season, which is expected to air next year.

The second season of the time-traveling thriller, which stars Aaron Stanford (“X-Men: The Last Stand”), Amanda Schull (“Suits”) and Kirk Acevedo (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), will see a shakeup in the producers’ roster. With executive producer Natalie Chaidez preparing her next Syfy series “Hunters,” Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who co-executive produced and wrote the “12 Monkeys” pilot, will serve as executive producers and showrunners of the series.

Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle (“Suicide Squad”) and Charles Roven, who served as producer on the original film, will continue to executive produce, with Atlas’ Jake Kurily producing.

The current first season of “12 Monkeys” has reached 15 million viewers, with its most recent episode on March 6 attracting 1.5 million total viewers, a 6 percent increase over the previous week.

“We are absolutely committed to ’12 Monkeys,’ and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” Syfy president Dave Howe said. “The talent both on and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for.”

“12 Monkeys” is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original film.‎