12 Monkeys season 2 to premiere on April 18, 2016
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Storyline and cast
12 Monkeys is an American television series that airs on the Syfy channel. This 2015 television adaptation was created by Terry Matalas (Nikita, Terra Nova) and Travis Fickett (Nikita, Terra Nova). Season 1 of 12 Monkeys premiered on Syfy on January 16, 2015. The first season will consist of 13 episodes, including the pilot filmed in 2013.
12 Monkeys is a science fiction mystery drama based on the 1995 original movie of the same name, directed by Terry Gilliam. The movie, in turn, was based on Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée. The storyline of the series revolves around a time traveler James Cole (portrayed by Aaron Stanford) who travels back from 2043 to the present day to stop the release of a deadly virus by the organization known as "Army of the Twelve Monkeys". The same virus caused the death of most of the world population in Cole's original timeline. James will be assisted in his quest by a virologist Cassandra Railly (portrayed by Amanda Schull) and a math genius with mental issues, Jennifer Goines (portrayed by Emily Hampshire).
Although there has been no official announcement from Syfy about the renewal of 12 Monkeys for season 2, the leading actors Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull have recently talked in an interview about their character development in season 2, so we think that something is definitely in the works. Stanford says that while he’s yet to discuss the direction of the series with the writers, the conclusion of the ‘jam-packed’ season 1 leaves a potential second season open to many possibilities.
UPDATED July 14, 2015: Yesterday, the Syfy channel announced that Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment will begin the production of season 2 of 12 Monkeys in Toronto, Canada on July 14, 2015. The new episodes are slated to premiere in winter 2016. Aaron Stanford (as time-traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly) and Kirk Acevedo (Ramse) will reprise their starring roles. In addition, Barbara Sukowa (Dr. Jones), Todd Stashwick (Deacon) and Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) will also return, now appearing as series regulars.
UPDATED October 9, 2015: We have already notified you that 12Monkeys has been renewed for a second season. At the New York Comic Con that is currently happening in NYC, the Syfy channel officially released the first extended trailer for the new season of 12 Monkeys. The trailer shows both Cole and Railly bouncing through time and many other interesting and rather shocking twists. Season 2 of 12 Monkeys is set to return in April 2016.
12 Monkeys - Season 2: First Promo
UPDATED January 15, 2016: Having canned Dominion, Defiance and Haven, the Syfy network is betting mostly on three other original drama series, including two newcomers – Hunters (which kicks off on April 11, 2016) and The Magicians. A third one is 12 Monkeys which finally has gotten its premiere date. A new chapter of the time-travel, sci-fi drama series is scheduled to hit the small screen on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT and for now it is expected to include 13 episodes. Sign up for our notifications and get an automated reminder of the premiere date of 12 Monkeys season 2 emailed to you one day before the show debuts.