Syfy has given the green light to drama series 12 Monkeys, the network announced Friday.
Based on the 1995 film starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, the drama stars Aaron Stanford as 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.
"12 Monkeys is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock," said Syfy President Dave Howe. "We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects including the recently announced event series Ascension and the second season renewal of Helix from Ron Moore."
Original film producer Charles Roven will executive-produce with Richard Suckle (American Hustle). Nikita's Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas wrote the pilot, which filmed last year. The series also stars Amanda Schull, fellow Nikita co-star Noah Bean and Kirk Acevedo.
12 Monkeys is slated to premiere in January 2015. Will you watch?