SyFy has renewed its Terry Gilliam adaptation 12 Monkeys for a second season. Currently midway through its rookie outing, the network will further the adventures of the time-traveling Cole for another string of episodes due to bow in 2016.
Behind the scenes responsibilities will undergo a slight change before production rolls out, though. Showrunner Nathalie Chaidez is exiting to concentrate her efforts on another Syfy property called Hunters. Taking her place are Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, the co-executive producers and writers of the pilot, who will step up their duties.
Strong support from audiences has given the show an edge on ratings since it debuted. As it stands now, the series has reached 15 million viewers overall, and is increasing its viewership on a weekly basis. Its season finale will land on April 10 – the same day as Netflix drops all 13 episodes of Marvel’s Daredevil – so we will have to wait to see how it fares against another edgy reboot.
Tune into Syfy on Fridays to get your fix of 12 Monkeys‘ time-traveling shenanigans.
Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, 12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of 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.
12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford (as time-traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Barbara Sukowa (Jones) and Noah Bean (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.