SYFY'S "12 MONKEYS" SEASON 2 PRODUCTION BEGINS IN TORONTO
BARBARA SUKOWA, TODD STASHWICK AND EMILY HAMPSHIRE ELEVATED TO SERIES REGULARS
MICHAEL HOGAN (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) TO GUEST STAR
Series is Produced by Universal Cable Productions in Association with Atlas Entertainment
San Diego, CA - July 11, 2015 - Syfy's critically-acclaimed time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys will commence Season 2 production on July 14 in Toronto, Canada. The new 13-episode season will air in Winter 2016 on Syfy, with Aaron Stanford (as time-traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly) and Kirk Acevedo (Ramse) reprising their starring roles.
In addition, it was announced today that Barbara Sukowa (Dr. Jones), Todd Stashwick (Deacon) and Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) will also return, now appearing as series regulars. Sukowa's Dr. Jones is a renowned physicist who, in an unapologetic quest to stop the plague, creates the time machine and recruits Cole to send him back into the past. Stashwick's Deacon is the cunning and brutal leader of a deadly band of scavengers in 2043 called the West 7. And Hampshire's Jennifer Goines is a brilliant and unpredictable mental patient with potential ties to the 12 Monkeys' conspiracy to destroy the world with a deadly virus.
Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica) will also join the series as a guest star for a four episode arc, playing Dr. Vance Eckland, a charismatic and intelligent scientist from the future. He's a comrade of Dr. Jones' working alongside her at the temporal facility -- who reveals that they may have a closer relationship than first meets the eye.
12 Monkeys is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original Golden Globe winning theatrical film.?
Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita) have been upped this season to Executive Producers and Showrunners with Charles Roven (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, The International) on board as Executive Producers.
About Barbara Sukowa
Barbara Sukowa has starred in films including Alexanderplatz, Lola and Die bleierne Zeit and Rosa Luxemburg. She is a three-time Best Actress winner at the Bavarian Film Award for her roles in In the Name of Innocence, Vision - From the life of Hildegard von Bingen and Hannah Ahrendt. Sukowa is represented by Katja Szigat at Players Agentur Management GmbH.
About Todd Stashwick
Todd Stashwick is known for his role as Dale in FX's The Riches. He has had recurring roles in Fox's Gotham, The CW's Originals, MTV's Teen Wolf, HBO's Weeds and FX's Justified. He will soon be seen in the film Jane Got a Gun opposite Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor. Stashwick is represented by APA, Meghan Schumacher Management and Melissa Rogal at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.
About Emily Hampshire
Hampshire has starred in Cosmopolis, My Awkward Sexual Adventure, The Returned, That Burning Feeling and All the Wrong Reasons. She also appears in the CBC and Pop series Schitt's Creek alongside Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. Hampshire is represented in the US by managers David Guillod and Brad Pence at Intellectual Artists Management and in Canada by agents Dani De Lio at Creative Drive Artists and Karen Benzakein at K.L. Benzakein Talent.
About Michael Hogan
Michael Hogan is best known for his portrayal of Colonel Saul Tigh in Syfy's Battlestar Galactica. His other film and television series credits include High-Ballin, Klondike Fever, Teen Wolf, Red Riding Hood, Falling Skies, Man Seeking Woman and FX's Fargo. Hogan's agent is Jamie Levitt at Lauren Levitt & Associates, his manager is Brandon Bisig at Thruline.
12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of Cole, 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.
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About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP's content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, "Monk," and critic and fan favorites "Psych," "Battlestar Galactica," and "Warehouse 13." In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks, including: "Colony" (Fall 2015), "Dig," "Mr. Robot," "Playing House," "Royal Pains," "Satisfaction" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Childhood's End" (2016), "Defiance," "Dominion," "Hunters" (2016), "Killjoys," and "Magicians" (2016) on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and "Side Effects" on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
About Atlas Entertainment:
Atlas Entertainment, led by founder Charles Roven, produces blockbuster films as well as critically acclaimed features. Atlas Entertainment's films have generated billions of dollars in revenues. Atlas is currently in production on Warner Bros. Pictures new action adventure SUICIDE SQUAD. Writer and director David Ayer is bringing the DC Comics' super villain team to the big screen, and the all-star cast includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, and Viola Davis. Additionally, Atlas is also in production on Zhang Yimou's first English-language film THE GREAT WALL from Legendary Pictures and Universal. The action fantasy film stars Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, and William Dafoe and is slated for release November 23, 2016. Atlas is in post-production on the highly anticipated feature film BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE for Warner Bros. directed by Zack Snyder set for release on March 25, 2016, as well as on Duncan Jones' WARCRAFT from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures with a June 10, 2016 release. For television, Atlas Entertainment will soon begin filming Season Two of the SYFY series 12 MONKEYS, a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam and produced by Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven. The Atlas team most recently collaborated with David O. Russell on the critically acclaimed box office hit AMERICAN HUSTLE which has grossed more than 250 million dollars in worldwide box-office. Among its many accolades, the film won three BAFTA awards, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards(R) including a Best Picture nomination for Atlas' producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. It also received seven Golden Globe(R) nominations, winning three including Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical.
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