A series that quickly achieved “cult favorite” status has been picked up for a new season. Entertainment Weekly reports that Syfy renewed “12 Monkeys” with a 10-episode order for season three.
The show, which bowed in January 2015, comes from Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett.
“Based on the 1995 film of the same name, the Syfy series follows weary time traveler James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and virologist Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) as they attempt to save the world from the Army of the 12 Monkeys, who release a plague that kills off most of humanity,” EW reports.
The report quotes Chris McCumber, president of Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, saying: “In two short seasons, ’12 Monkeys’ has become a cult favorite series. 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.”