12 Monkeys Coming to Syfy in 12-Episode Series

12 MonkeysSyfy ordering 12 episodes of a new show based on Terry Gilliam’s 1996 time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys.

Bruce willis and Brad Pitt acted in the movie 12 monkeys.

As with the movie, itself based on the French film La Jetee, the show will follow a time traveler from the future, played by Aaron Stanford–Pyro from the “X-Men” movies who also starred in Nikita–who returns to present day to stop the source of a deadly plague that will destroy mankind.

Syfy president David Howe stated, “’12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock. 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.”