12 Monkeys Casts Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd as [Spoiler]'s Father

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For its next adventure, 12 Monkeys has enlisted someone with plenty of time-traveling experience: Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd.

The actor will guest-star during Season 3 of the Syfy series as the villainous Pallid Man’s father, the network announced Wednesday.

Lloyd’s Zalmon Shaw is described as a charming but deadly cult leader who preys upon others’ tragedies and losses in order to recruit new members into The Army of the 12 Monkeys.

Although synonymous with the Back to the Future franchise, Lloyd is also known for his Emmy-winning work on the TV series Taxi.

In Season 3 of 12 Monkeys — which will also feature co-creator Terry Matalas’ directorial debut — “James Cole and Cassandra Railly embark on a desperate search across time to find the man responsible for the apocalypse, a time traveler who calls himself the Witness,” according to the official description. “Killing the Witness will mean saving the world. But the journey will come at tremendous personal stakes for both Cole and Railly and will call into question new alliances, old bonds, and the virtue of the mission itself.”

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