Praise all the gods because Syfy’s 12 Monkeys has been renewed for a season 3.
EW has learned that the show has been picked up for 10 episodes for an upcoming third season that will air in 2017.
12 Monkeys is based on the 1995 film of the same name (that starred Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, and Madeleine Stowe) and follows time traveler James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and CDC doctor Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) as they battle a mysterious group known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys who seek to ensure a world where time doesn’t exist.
In the first season, the main characters struggled to stop a plague that kills off most of the world’s population and creates a dystopian future. Currently, the 12 Monkeys have been murdering primaries to destroy the fabric of time itself.
“In two short seasons, 12 Monkeys has become a cult favorite series. Terry and the cast and crew have brought to life a rich world not confined by boundaries of time, with multi-dimensional characters whose motivations for saving the world are deeply personal and intensely relatable. It’s exactly the type of smart, on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment we want to bring to Syfy viewers,” said President of Entertainment Networks Chris McCumber.
The series’ stellar cast also includes Kirk Acevedo (Jose Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones), Todd Stashwick (Deacon), Alisen Down (Olivia), Tom Noonan (Pallid Man), and Demore Barnes (Whitley).
Read more on EW.
12 Monkeys airs Mondays 9/8 central on Syfy.
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