Syfy has greenlit the pilot “12 Monkeys,” an adaptation of the 1995 cult film of the same name, the network announced on Monday (Aug. 26).
The hour-long drama series’ pilot — which is cast-contingent — follows the journey of 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. The original film starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.
Production is set to begin in November with “Terra Nova’s” Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett as showrunners. Charles Roven, who produced the 1995 original movie, is also set as an executive producer.