Now that we’re getting closer to January and the start of what is basically a new television season (would that be the winter season?), Syfy is gearing up and promoting new series 12 Monkeys, based on the hit movie starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.
And honestly, after seeing clips at the Syfy Digital Press Tour a few months ago, along with talking to the cast, trust me when I say that this show is a must watch.
Yes, I know you’re skeptical because it’s based on an awesome movie by Terry Gilliam, but this new series reimagines the story in a way that’s suitable for a series. TRUST ME ON THIS.
12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler, Cole, from the post-apocalyptic future. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, Cole arrives in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate 93.6% of the human race. Will Cole be able to save the fate of mankind or is mankind bound by fate? Taking place in the ravaged future of 2043 and the present day (2015), 12 Monkeys explores themes of destiny, fate, love and the possibility of second chances.
Be sure to read my coverage of the 12 Monkeys panel at the Syfy Digital Press Tour here.