Syfy has released the first trailer for its upcoming time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because the series is based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film of the same name that Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. If the show’s star looks familiar, that’s because Aaron Stanford previously played Pyro in two X-Men films.
The footage details the series’ plot, as Cole (Stanford) travels from 2043 to the present day to stop the spread of a deadly plague before it destroys Earth’s population. Cole’s first meeting with Railly, played by Suits actress Amanda Schull, is included, as are a number of shots of post-apocalyptic mayhem, bodybags, loopy time-travel logic, impassioned speeches, attempted murder and lots of graffiti of monkey faces.
Debuting Jan. 16, the series also stars Kirk Acevedo, Barbara Sukowa and Noah Bean.
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