Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys for Season 2

12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys will be hanging around Syfy for another year. The freshman drama, which was inspired by the 1995 film of the same name, was renewed for a second season by the network today.

Syfy’s 12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford (Nikita) as Cole, a man that travels back in time from the disastrous future to the present day from in an attempt to find and destroy a deadly plague that will, if not stopped, kill essentially the entire human race. In addition to Stanford, 12 Monkeys‘ cast also includes Amanda Schull as Cassandra, Kirk Acevendo as Ramse, Demore Barnes as Whitley, and Noah Bean (who, like Stanford, also starred in The CW’s Nikita) as Aaron.

“We are absolutely committed to 12 Monkeys, and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” said Syfy President Dave Howe. “The talent both on and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for.”

12 Monkeys premiered back in January to an audience of 1.35 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo. While the show’s ratings have dropped in the weeks since its premiere, it still performs pretty well, especially when L3 viewership is factored in.

Season 2 of 12 Monkeys is expected to air sometime in 2016 and will see a change in showrunners. Current showrunner Natalie Chaidez will step down as she begins to prep her own Syfy series, Hunters. Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, both co-executive producers on the series, will step up and take her place after she leaves.

12 Monkeys airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy.

[Photo via Syfy]

Leave a Reply

Is Megyn Kelly in Danger of Losing her Job Yet?
How Does Graham Norton Get So Much Top Talent on His Talk Show?
‘Mr. Mercedes’ Renewed for Season 2 at Audience Network
Disney-ABC TV Begins Layoffs and Restructuring
The Top Five Billy Crystal Movie Roles of His Career
Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049?
Toy Company Hasbro is Attempting to Create a Full-Fledged Movie Studio
Doctor Strange Warns Thor in a New TV Spot
The Top Uses of Stevie Nicks Songs in Movies or TV
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Have a Chilling Take on ‘Halloween’ Theme
Five Amazing Ballads from Otherwise Heavier Rock and Roll Bands
The Star Wars Theme Song as Sung by Porgs Might Make You Appreciate Jar Jar Binks
My Secret “Albert Pujols Was on Steroids The Whole Time” Conspiracy Theory
Colin Kaepernick’s Taking a Knee Could Go Down as the Most Important Non-Violent Protest Ever
17 Interesting Facts about MMA and the UFC
NFL Advertisers are Definitely Uneasy Amid Protests and Ratings
Did You Know that Dragon Ball Burgers Exist in Japan?
Classic Video Game Ads From The 90s
Video Games Viewed from a More Realistics Perspective
Video Explains the Honest Truth about Metroid
Did You Know Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Were Married in Real Life?
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Kodak Black
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jessica Barth
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Natalie Mendoza