The upcoming dramatic SyFy series based on the Terry Gilliam classic 1995 film 12 MONKEYS gets a little bit closer to our television sets as each day passes. Described as a "complete sort of reimagining" by co-creator Terry Matalas at the TCA Summer Press Tour, the new show stars Aaron Stanford as James Cole, a man living in a post apocalyptic future who travels back to the past to try and eradicate the source of the plague that wiped out a large chunk of the human population. SyFy's 12 MONKEYS is written by Matalas and Travis Fickett the series will also star Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, and Kirk Acevedo.
It appears that this adaptation will not follow the exact path as the 1995 film version as co-writer Travis Fickett said:
"It wouldn't make sense just to tell the same story again."
SyFy has released the first trailer for 12 MONKEYS just below.
12 MONKEYS is set to premiere in January on SyFy.