12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.
Cole and Railly have finally found peace living in the past. When a mysterious woman with apocalyptic visions of the future tells Cole it's not over, he must do the unthinkable to save the world... and the woman he loves.
Syfy announced today that an end has been set for 12 Monkeys. The cable network has picked up the time travel drama for what will be its fourth and final season.
The renewal comes ahead of the show's season 3 premiere, which was confirmed today to be scheduled for May 19. In a first for the series, the entire 10-episode third season will air over the span of just three days. Four back-to-back episodes will start things off on May 19 beginning at 8:00pm. Then on May 20 and 21, three episodes will air between 8:00pm and 11:00pm on each night.
As for Season 4, another 10 episodes have been ordered to conclude the series. No time frame has been set for a return, though 2018 would appear likely at this point.
Madeleine Stowe, who played Kathryn Railly in Twelve Monkeys (1995) does a cameo in Season 2
The show, much like its film counterpart, is based on the short film "La jetée" (1962). This film also served as an influence on films such as The Terminator (1984) and The Jacket… [show]The show, much like its film counterpart, is based on the short film "La jetée" (1962). This film also served as an influence on films such as The Terminator (1984) and The Jacket (2005) [hide]
Bruce Willis was shortly in talks to do a guest spot. But was never confirmed.