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Old 04-04-14, 09:33 PM
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12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15






SYFY GREENLIGHTS TIME TRAVEL DRAMA "12 MONKEYS" TO SERIES WITH 12 EPISODE ORDER

ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT, PRODUCER OF THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL FILM, IS PRODUCING WITH UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS

SERIES STARS AARON STANFORD, AMANDA SCHULL, NOAH BEAN AND KIRK ACEVEDO WITH NATALIE CHAIDEZ AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/SHOWRUNNER


NEW YORK - April 4, 2014 - Syfy is giving a series greenlight to 12 Monkeys, a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, it was announced today by Syfy President, Dave Howe. Syfy is ordering 12 episodes in addition to the pilot which was filmed last year. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical.

Said Dave Howe, "'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."

12 Monkeys, starring Aaron Stanford (Nikita, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull (Suits, Pretty Little Liars), Noah Bean (Nikita, Damages) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) 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.

Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will Executive Produce. Roven produced the original film. Jake Kurily will serve as Atlas's executive on the series. Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Nikita), writers of the pilot, will serve as Co-Executive Producers with Natalie Chaidez (In Plain Sight, V, Heroes) as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) directed and served as Executive Producer on the pilot.

The drama is slated to premiere in January of 2015.

Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...GSglKCkzLm8.99

Aaron Stanford and Noah Bean from Nikita getting lead roles in this. I like them both.

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Old 04-05-14, 09:36 PM
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

I'll give it a shot. I already see a cross-over episode in the pipeline -- the source of the virus could be the virus in Helix.
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

I'm in.
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This sounds like a terrific idea.

I'm all in.
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

Surprised noone posted this yet. I guess this isn't really on anyone's radar yet.

Here's the 1st trailer:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/s_pKNtYwlGo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

This is looking good:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sPNHIz1-8aM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bi4AtvfXlUA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

I dunno. I've seen ads for this at the theaters. I'm just not feeling it.

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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

that looks pretty damn cool. i'll definitely check it out.
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

It can't be any worse than Helix.
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I like some of the people in the cast and the movie, so I'll give this a chance.
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

12 Monkeys. Brought to you by the b-cast of Suits.
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SyFy's '12 Monkeys' will sync with your Philips Hue bulbs

http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/30/s...s-philips-hue/
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^ I saw that. I have those lights in our living room. I'm half-tempted to try this.
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

Premieres tomorrow night 1/16.

My DVR is set. I have high hopes for this.
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Re: SyFy orders "12 Monkeys" the series (12 episodes) for 2015

Here is a write-up from The Verge:

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/15/75...-series-review
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thanks for the reminder. going to set this to record.
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Re: 12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15

Here's the "Pilot" synopsis:

A drama based on Terry Gilliam's 1995 sci-fi adventure begins when a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future arrives in the year 2015 on a mission to save mankind from a deadly plague that will eventually decimate 93.6% of the human race.

27 years after a virus wipes out most of humanity, scientists send a man, James Cole, played by Aaron Stanford (Nikita) back to 2015 to stop the plague from ever happening. Cole's only lead is a virologist, Dr. Cassandra Railly, played by Amanda Schull (Suits) who knows the dangerous source of the outbreak.

13 episode season, counting the Pilot
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Re: 12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15

Bump

This already aired for anyone who cares to talk about it. I may not get to this until tomorrow.
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Re: 12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15

I liked it enough to stick with it for the full 13 episodes. I enjoyed Warehouse 13, Eureka and still watch Haven and Continuum so I tend to like these kind of shows that air on Syfy. I absolutely hated Battlestar Galactica though.
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Re: 12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15

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Bump

This already aired for anyone who cares to talk about it. I may not get to this until tomorrow.
Yeah, my tivo is recording a late night repeat...no time to watch it live. In fact, Friday's have become insane...Disney shows, Grimm, Constantine, Hart Of Dixie, Last Man Standing, Cristela, the occasional Starz movie premiere, 12 Monkeys, Helix, and more, I never thought I would have to carefully manage on a Friday what gets recorded live and what gets recorded when it repeats later in the weekend.

If Friday is a dead zone, someone forget to tell the content makers that this is true.
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So I did watch it tonight. That was really cool. Solid first episode and sucked me in right away. Reminded me a lot of the movie and I think they added enough of a different spin to keep it fresh and make it a weekly series.

I liked how Cole isn't stuck in 2015 and can jump back to 2043 as well to regroup. Nice to see Kirk Acevedo as well in the 2043 scenes. So Goines daughter I presume is one of the people involved with the army of the 12 monkeys judging by that last scene.

I was skeptical that Aaron Stanford would be a good lead, but he surprised me here. I'm game for the season. I want to see how this progresses. This is the perfect Friday night show.
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Re: 12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15

The first episode was pretty good. Reminded me of the movie. There was plenty to nitpick on though. I just let them go because the story was so good.
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Re: 12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15

Who knew time travel removes any sense of charisma one might have cause the lead sure lost his somewhere/time on his trip.
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Re: 12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15

Pilot was pretty well done. I'll stick with it.
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Re: 12 Monkeys (SyFy) -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 1/16/15

If you missed the tag at the end, ep 2 is available for free on demand and online(?) for free today only.

I liked it although 1) I'm not sure I like that he's jumping timelines multiple times an ep. Seems pretty easy and at will, and 2) I'm not sure I get the motivation for going back in time, preventing the plague, then cease to ever have existed.

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