Casting News For Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” TV Series

November 5, 2013

THR reports that Aaron Stanford (Nikita, X-Men: The Last Stand) and Amanda Schull (Pretty Little Liars) have joined the cast of Syfy‘s 12 MONKEYS. The drama series is based on Terry Gilliam’s feature film of the same name which starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.

Stanford will play Cole, a desperate and haunted man from the near future who travels to the present day to stop the deadly plague from being released upon the world. Schull will play Cassandra Railly, a brilliant doctor forced to choose between her idyllic life or join Cole’s mission to uncover the dangerous conspiracy.

Synopsis: “The drama centers on a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.”

In Plain Sight‘s Natalie Chaidez has boarded the drama as showrunner and Jeffrey Reiner will direct and executive produce.

Terry Matalas (Nikita, Terra Nova, Star Trek: Enterprise) and Travis Fickett (Nikita, Terra Nova) are writing the script for Universal Cable Productions. Shooting will begin in November.

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