Syfy is continuing their scripted resurgence under new President of Original Content Bill McGoldrick.
The network has picked up their drama pilot 12 Monkeys to series. Syfy has ordered 12 episodes in addition to the pilot, for a first season consisting of 13 episodes. The series order for 12 Monkeys follows on from the second season order for Helix and is the second pilot to go to series in recent months, with the other, Dominion, slated to premiere on Thursday June 19th at 9/8c.
Penned by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveller from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment and stars Aaron Stanford (Nikita), Amanda Schull (Pretty Little Liars), Noah Bean (Damages) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe). The executive producers are Charles Roven and Richard Suckle.
“‘12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock”, said Syfy President Dave Howe. “We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects including the recently announced event series ‘Ascension’ and the second season renewal of ‘Helix’ from Ron Moore.”