Syfy keeps 12 Monkeys

Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film 12 Monkeys will find new life on the small screen after Syfy greenlit its pilot adaptation to series.

Syfy

Syfy

The US cable channel has ordered a 13-part series, including the pilot, produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment.

12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveller from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

It stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean and Kirk Acevedo.

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will executive produce, with writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett will co-executive produce. Showrunner Natalie Chaidez will also executive produce.

The drama is slated to premiere in January 2015.