Syfy’s 12 Monkeys is headed to the future when it returns next year for its third season and they’ve recruited the help of fellow time traveler to up the ante.
Christoper Lloyd, best known for his role as Doc Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, has been cast in a guest role as Zalmon Shaw, the father of the Pallid Man. Shaw is described as “a charming but deadly cult leader who preys upon other’s tragedies and losses in order to recruit new members into the apocalyptic cult the ‘Army of the 12 Monkeys.’”
It was also announced that Terry Matalas, co-creator and series showrunner (and a giant Back to the Future fan), will make his directorial debut in the premiere episode, which started production in Toronto this week.
In season three of 12 Monkeys, James Cole and Cassandra Railly embark on a desperate search across time to find the man responsible for the apocalypse, a time traveler who calls himself the Witness. Killing the Witness will mean saving the world. But the journey will come at tremendous personal stakes for both Cole and Railly and will call into question new alliances, old bonds, and the virtue of the mission itself.
The series, stars Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Jose Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones), and Todd Stashwick (Deacon).
12 Monkeys will return in 2017 with a ten-episode third season.