SYFY ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR "12 MONKEYS" & "HUNTERS"
LOS ANGELES - January 14, 2016 - Syfy has announced the premiere dates for the first season of HUNTERS and the second season of 12 MONKEYS, both produced by Universal Cable Productions (in association with Valhalla Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment, respectively).
In HUNTERS, when Baltimore FBI agent Flynn Carroll's (Nathan Phillips, "Wolf Creek") wife goes missing, his search leads him to a highly-classified government organization - the Exo-Terrorism Unit (ETU) - who track and fight alien terrorists. Britne Oldford ("American Horror Story") plays Regan, a valuable ETU operative keeping secrets of her own. The gritty sci-fi thriller also stars Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck") as the dangerously unhinged terrorist, McCarthy. The 13-episode first season debuts Monday, April 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
HUNTERS is from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd ("The Walking Dead," "The Terminator Trilogy") and Natalie Chaidez ("12 Monkeys," "Heroes"), who will also serve as showrunner, and Emile Levisetti ("Royal Pains"). The series is inspired by best-selling author Whitley Strieber's novel, Alien Hunter.
Syfy's critically-acclaimed time-travel thriller 12 MONKEYS will return for a second season on Monday, April 18 at 9PM ET/PT. This all-new 13-episode season will air Mondays, with Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) reprising their roles.
12 MONKEYS follows the journey of Cole, a time traveler sent back in time from a dark, hellish future to prevent it from ever happening. Joining forces in the present with Dr. Railly, Cole must defeat a centuries-old malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys. As Cole, Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to the truth, they'll learn there are deadly consequences for all of history ... and time itself.
Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Nikita") are executive producers and showrunners, with Charles Roven ("Batman v. Superman," "Suicide Squad," "American Hustle," "The Dark Knight Trilogy") and Richard Suckle ("Suicide Squad," "American Hustle," "The International") as executive producers. Atlas Entertainment and Roven produced the original film of "12 Monkeys," which starred Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeline Stowe, on which the series is based.
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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" (2016), "Dig," "Mr. Robot," "Playing House," "Royal Pains," "Satisfaction" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Childhood's End" (2015), "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.
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