Based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, "12 Monkeys" has officially been picked up by Syfy. According to Deadline, The project, written/co-executive produced by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Nikita) has received a 12-episode order for a January 2015 premiere. "12 Monkeys" was one of two pilots most recently ordered by Syfy.
Natalie Chaidez serves as showrunner and executive produces alongside Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Jeffrey Reiner directed and executive produced the pilot.
12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
Amanda Schull, Noah Bean and Kirk Acevedo star alongside Aaron Stanford. Look for the series to premiere in January of 2015.