Syfy has greenlit”12 Monkeys”, based on the Terry Gilliam-directed movie, it was announced today by Syfy President, Dave Howe.
In addition to the pilot, the network has ordered 12 episodes of the show, produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical.
Said Dave Howe, “‘12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock. 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.”
The series stars Aaron Stanford (“X2″), Amanda Schull (“Center Stage”), Noah Bean (“Damages”) and Kirk Acevedo (“Fringe”), and follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.