Change the past. Save the future. 12 Monkeys will return to Syfy when season 2 premieres on April 18, and in order to ramp up the excitement, the network has premiered a thrilling new trailer that dives deeper into the past and all the mysteries therein.
Welcoming back Aaron Stanford as James Cole – a role made famous by Bruce Willis in Terry Gilliam’s seminal feature film from 1995 – season 2 is poised to hop between various eras over the past 60 years, from the present day to a dystopian future and everything in between. Amanda Schull also stars Cassandra Railly, a loyal ally to Cole in his battle against the Army of the 12 Monkeys.
Rubbing shoulders with the likes of The Expanse, 12 Monkeys has become a strong fixture on the network’s slate as it begins to double down on the science fiction genre.
An official logline describes the spinoff as so:
“In the year 2044, James Cole (Aaron Stanford) has been chosen by fate to travel back in time to save humanity from the apocalyptic conspiracy of the Army of the 12 Monkeys. Cole forges a bond with a brilliant immunologist from our time, Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull)–who becomes his strongest ally against the 12 Monkeys.”
It’s a fascinating concept, travelling back in time to save the world, and from what we’re hearing, season 2 will be even more intense and mind-blowing than the rookie outing. Given how well executed season 1 was, we can’t wait to see where things go from here.
12 Monkeys season 2 scurries onto Syfy on April 18. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to catch up on Hulu before tuning in and check out the season 1 recap.