TV series 12 Monkeys finds UK home at Syfy

Published On December 24, 2014 » 1191 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Headlines, News, TV
The NBCUniversal reworking of the 1995 movie Twelve Monkeys, has been acquired in the UK by Syfy.

Penned by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett, 12 Monkeys tells the story of a time traveller 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 was  ordered by the US Syfy network back in April as part of their aggressive push back into scripted drama, which has seen them green-light such series as Dominion, Ascension and The Expanse. It is produced by Universal Cable Productions and stars Aaron Stanford (Nikita), Amanda Schull (Pretty Little Liars), Noah Bean (Damages) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe).

12 Monkeys is the latest acquisition made by Syfy UK in the past few months as they look to bolster their line-up of exclusive content. They previously inked deals to bring Dominion and the third season of Continuum to the channel; and just last month agreed a deal with CBS Studios International for the linear broadcast rights to the Halle Berry fronted Extant.

The 13 episode first season of 12 Monkeys is expected to premiere on Syfy UK in February 2015.

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