The Syfy channel announced Thursday that it has renewed “12 Monkeys,” its time travel drama, for a fourth and final season.
Subsequently, the network will air the show’s 10-episode third season over three consecutive nights, from May 19 – 21 starting at 8 p.m.
Season four will also have 10 episodes and will debut next year, although a release date hasn’t been announced.
Jeff Wachtel, the president and chief content officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement that the network was giving fans the chance to binge watch the third season as a reward for showing “their lasting support.”
“’12 Monkeys’ has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” said Wachtel said.
“12 Monkeys” is a suspenseful drama that has featured some intense season-ending cliffhangers. The one at the end of season two finally revealed the identity of “The Witness,” which time traveler and protagonist James Cole (Aaron Stanford) has been chasing since the start of the series. “The Witness” will eventually be responsible for a deadly plague that brings about the apocalypse. Syfy added in the statement that the third season’s condensed airing schedule will allow its audience to experience the show without a wait.
“With its time-twisting themes and edge-of-your-seat storyline, ’12 Monkeys’ is the perfect show to air this way,” said Chris McCumber, President of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
“12 Monkeys” is a Syfy original show that is based off the 1995 movie of the same name starring Bruce Willis and directed by Terry Gilliam.
“It’s grown into a world well beyond the original film, and after seeing the creative strength of Season 3, we couldn’t wait to pick it up for a fourth season,” McCumber added.