TV: SyFy renews ‘Twelve Monkeys’ for a second season


I haven’t had the pleasure of starting SyFy’s series of Twelve Monkeys yet, but I have heard good things about it. The series is based on Terry Gilliam’s astonishing sci-fi film of the same name, and I really should get myself to start watching it.

SyFy have today confirmed a second season of Twelve Monkeys.

Here’s the press release:

With Natalie Chaidez prepping her next Syfy series (UCP and Valhalla Productions’ “Hunters”), Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”), co-executive producers and writers of the “12 Monkeys” pilot, will be stepping up to serve as executive producers/showrunners. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, The International) and Charles Roven (Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, American Hustle) will continue to executive produce with Atlas’ Jake Kurily producing. Roven served as producer on the original film.

Currently in its first season, “12 Monkeys” has reached 15 million viewers to date and is experiencing record L3 lifts for the network (average L3 lift is 104%). The renewal also comes as the series continues to gain momentum with its most recent episode (Friday, March 6) seeing an increase of 6% over the prior four weeks with 1.5 million total viewers.

“We are absolutely committed to ’12 Monkeys’ and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” said Dave Howe, Syfy President. “The talent both on- and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for.”

Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, added, “’12 Monkeys’ is a show that has exceeded expectations at every stage. It’s had a great first season creatively and is building a dedicated audience. We can’t wait to see where – and when! – Terry and Travis will take us next.”

“12 Monkeys” stars Aaron Stanford (“Nikita,” X-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull (“Suits,” Center Stage), and Kirk Acevedo (“Fringe,” “Oz,” Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

In this Friday’s episode – the ninth in the 13-part first season – Cole (Aaron Stanford) finds himself in 2017 at the height of the plague. Out of options, Jones (Barbara Sukowa) faces an impossible choice to replace the Core. See a preview below.

“12 Monkeys” airs Fridays at 9PM ET/PT; the Season 1 finale will air Friday, April 10. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original Golden Globe-winning theatrical film.?

About Matt Wavish 10002 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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