’12 Monkeys’ Series Gets 12-Episode Order From Syfy

Producer of Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis film will executive produce show

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Syfy has ordered 12 episodes of “12 Monkeys,” based on the Terry Gilliam film starring Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis.

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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It stars Aaron Stanford (“Nikita,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “X2”), Amanda Schull (“Suits,” “Pretty Little Liars”), Noah Bean (“Nikita,” “Damages”) and Kirk Acevedo (“Fringe”).

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.

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Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (“American Hustle,” the “Dark Knight” trilogy), who produced the original film, and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”) will also executive produce.

“’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.”