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"12 Monkeys" (TV show) is a drama series on Syfy that is based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam.

The series explores the provocative story of Cole (Aaron Stanford), a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. The series explores the themes of fate, destiny, love and the possibility of second chances.

The cast includes Aaron Stanford ("Nikita," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "X2") as time-traveler Cole, Amanda Schull ("Suits," "Pretty Little Liars") as Dr. Cassandra Railly, Kirk Acevedo ("Fringe") as Ramse, Barbara Sukowa as Jones and Noah Bean ("Nikita," "Damages") as Aaron Marker. Additional key recurring roles include Tom Noonan ("Damages," "Hell on Wheels") as a mysterious villain and Emily Hampshire ("Rookie Blue") as mental patient Jennifer Goines.

"12 Monkeys" is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical. Atlas's Charles Roven ("American Hustle," "Man of Steel," "The Dark Knight" trilogy) and Richard Suckle ("American Hustle," "The International"), executive produce. Roven produced the original film. Jake Kurily serves as Atlas's executive on the series. Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett ("Nikita"), writers of the pilot, serve as co-executive producers with Natalie Chaidez ("In Plain Sight," "V," "Heroes") as executive producer/showrunner. Jeffrey Reiner ("Friday Night Lights") directed and served as executive producer on the pilot.

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Network: Syfy
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 16, 2015
Seasons: 2
Production Companies:
Universal Cable Productions
Atlas Entertainment

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