Syfy Orders Drama 12 Monkeys to Series

Aaron Stanford 12 MonkeysThe fight for the future of the human race begins next year. Syfy announced on Friday that it has ordered the time-travel drama 12 Monkeys for a 12-episode series, slated to premiere in January 2015.

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Based on the 1995 film of the same name, 12 Monkeys follows a time traveler (Aaron StanfordNikita) who arrives from the post-apocalyptic future to prevent a deadly virus from destroying all human life.

In addition to Stanford, Monkeys also stars Amanda Schull (Suits), Noah Bean (Nikita) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe).

Monkeys is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original film.