NEW YORK: Syfy has ordered a fourth and final season of 12 Monkeys, an original time-travel thriller series made by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment.
12 Monkeys tells the story of James Cole (Aaron Stanford), a man who has been sent back in time to eradicate the source of a deadly plague, and his virologist partner, Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull). The show is developed by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita). It is based on the 1995 Golden Globe-winning movie of the same name.
It has also been announced that the entire ten-episode third season of 12 Monkeys will debut over three consecutive nights, from May 19 to May 21.
Matalas, showrunner and exec producer, remarked: “Universal Cable Productions and Syfy have given us the opportunity to tell an ambitious, emotional story with a beginning, middle and an end—if not always in that order. I couldn’t be more grateful for their faith and support. Like our fans who may want to turn their clocks ahead to see what we’ve got in store, I only wish I could turn mine back to relive this incredible experience over again.”
“12 Monkeys has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” said Jeff Wachtel, the president and chief content officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where Terry takes us with the final chapter of this fabulous story in the fourth season.”
“With its time-twisting themes and edge-of-your-seat story line, 12 Monkeys is the perfect show to air this way,” added Chris McCumber, the president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “It’s grown into a world well beyond the original film, and after seeing the creative strength of season three, we couldn’t wait to pick it up for a fourth season.”