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

November 24, 2013

Deadline reports that actor Noah Bean is reuniting with Nikita co-star Aaron Stanford in Syfy‘s upcoming 12 MONKEYS drama series based on Terry Gilliam’s 1995 cult classic. Also guest starring in the pilot is Emmy winner Željko Ivanek (Damages).

Synopsis: “’12 Monkeys’ follows the journey of Cole (Stanford), a desperate and haunted time traveler from the post-apocalyptic near future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that eventually will decimate the human race.

Bean plays Aaron Marker, a political strategist whose relationship with Cassandra Railly (female lead Amanda Schull) is torn apart by Cole’s appearance. Aaron tries to protect Cassandra but is pulled in to the conspiracy to end the world.

Ivanek will play Leland Frost, a brilliant venture capitalist and philanthropist behind cutting-edge biological research. His charming and debonair exterior hides a ruthless drive that may bring mankind to extinction.

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.

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