Opening with Otis Redding’s “These Arms of Mine” is the first 9 minutes of Syfy’s new series “12 Monkeys”, a reimagining on Terry Gilliam’s 1995 classic of the same name. From what we’ve seen, I’ve been impressed with Syfy’s approach to the series because tonally it’s much different than its original counterpart. Smart move. You can watch the first 9 minutes of the show below, and be sure to check out the latest featurette HERE.
“12 Monkeys” premieres Friday, January 16 at 9pm|8c
Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, which commemorates its 20th anniversary next year, “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.