SYFY RENEWS ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES "12 MONKEYS" FOR THIRD SEASON
Series from Universal Cable Productions Currently Airing Mondays at 9/8c; Season 2 Finale July 18
LOS ANGELES - June 29, 2016 - Syfy has renewed its critically acclaimed drama series 12 MONKEYS for a 10-episode Season 3 order, with new episodes expected to air in 2017. From Universal Cable Productions, 12 MONKEYS is co-created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Nikita") and is based on the 1995 Oscar(R) nominated and Golden Globe-winning film of the same name. Matalas serves as the showrunner and executive producer. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy, "Suicide Squad") who produced the original film, and Richard Suckle ("Suicide Squad", "American Hustle") also serve as executive producers. Season 2 of the series currently airs on Monday nights at 9/8 c on Syfy.
"In two short seasons, 12 MONKEYS has become a cult favorite series," said Chris Mc Cumber, President, Entertainment Networks. "Terry and the cast and crew have brought to life a rich world not confined by boundaries of time, with multi-dimensional characters whose motivations for saving the world are deeply personal and intensely relatable. It's exactly the type of smart, on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment we want to bring to Syfy viewers."
"This season of 12 MONKEYS has proven to be a break through. From its epic storytelling to its grand aesthetic, Terry and the cast and crew have invested boundless energy and passion, and it showed," said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. "New legions of fans will discover what devoted viewers already know: it's one of the best shows on television!"
In its second season, the epic time travel drama continued to have critics raving. EW.com declared, "12 MONKEYS is great television," TV Guide says "CHEERS to Syfy's exhilarating 12 MONKEYS for transforming a cult movie into an even trippier series," and Vox.com noted, "12 MONKEYS pushes storytelling boundaries... "
12 MONKEYS, starring Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer), Barbara Sukowa (Dr. Katarina Jones) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon), follows the journey of James Cole, a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world. Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly in the present day, Cole must untangle a conspiracy that's been spun throughout centuries. As Cole, Dr. Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to discovering the truth they will learn that there are not only deadly consequences for mankind... but time itself.
12 MONKEYS is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original cult classic film.?
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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. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," "Hunters" and "Killjoys" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; "Difficult People," on Hulu; and "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube and Syfy. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." 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 Academy Award(R) nominated and Golden Globe(R) winning founder Charles Roven, produces tent pole films, independent features, and television shows, which collectively have generated billions of dollars in revenues. Atlas is currently in production on JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1, and is in post-production on the highly anticipated SUICIDE SQUAD and WONDER WOMAN, all of which are part of the DC Comics Universe for Warner Bros. Other upcoming Atlas Entertainment projects include Zhang Yimou's first English-language film THE GREAT WALL from Legendary Pictures and Universal, and an animated Scooby-Doo feature for Warner Bros.
Most recently, Atlas produced Duncan Jones' WARCRAFT from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures. The film opened strong worldwide, setting a new record for the biggest debut for a foreign release in China by earning $156 million over its first five days in the country. Earlier this year, Atlas produced Zack Snyder's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE which broke box office records and earned over $872 million during its worldwide theatrical run. The Atlas team also produced David O. Russell's critically acclaimed box office hit AMERICAN HUSTLE which grossed more than $250 million in worldwide box-office. Among its many accolades, the film won three BAFTA awards and 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. Roven produced Christopher Nolan's DARK KNIGHT trilogy which collectively generated nearly $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office and earned seven Academy Awards(R) nominations and two wins, amongst other accolades. Previous Atlas films produced by Roven include Brad Silberling's CITY OF ANGELS, David O. Russell's THREE KINGS, Terry Gilliam's THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Roger Donaldson's THE BANK JOB, Peter Segal's GET SMART, and Tom Tykwer's THE INTERNATIONAL, among many others. For television, Atlas Entertainment is producing the SYFY series 12 MONKEYS, currently on its second season, which is an adaptation of the Terry Gilliam 1995 film, which Atlas also produced.