We all know that the distant future is going to get rough for this planet. The thing in question here is whether or not Syfyís small screen take on 12 Monkeys is going to make the future better or worse, and now we know when we'll find out how good it is.
Rookie Blue actress Emily Hampshire has signed on to the show as a female Jeffrey Goines. Sheís joined in new casting by Hell on Wheels star Tom Noonan, who is being introduced in an entirely new role.
First impressions? This doesnít look much different from any other dark drama out there right now, and itís in dire need of Brad Pitt talking about plagues of madness. But it could be a lot worse.
This iteration of 12 Monkeys has come together surprisingly quickly for an idea that sounds absolutely terrible in theory. Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment (who produced Terry Gilliamís 1995 film) were given a pilot order back in August, and it has apparently pleased enough Syfy execs that they figured another twelve episodes would really infect the world.
Back in July, Syfy opted to buy a brand new project based on the popular film 12 Monkeys. Like the 1995 film, the 12 Monkeys drama will be put together by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, who produced the movie back in the day. On Monday, Syfy picked the project up to pilot.
Post-apocalyptic dramas are fairly trendy on the big and small screen right now. Itís no surprise that a network like Syfy would like to get into the post-apocalyptic game. Now, the network is hoping to do so by adapting 12 Monkeys to the small screen. Talks have been in the works for a little while and on Tuesday it was reported that Syfy is close to a series order for 12 Monkeys.