In the future you'll be able to watch TV before it premieres.

Wait, that must mean the future is now, because Syfy has released the first nine minutes of its new sci-fi drama 12 Monkeys before its series premiere on Friday, Jan. 16.

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Adapted from the 1995 Terry Gilliam film of the same name starring Bruce Willis, the Syfy drama stars Nikita's Aaron Stanford as a time traveler from the future who returns to the present day in an effort to prevent the onset of a deadly plague that decimates mankind in 2043.

Joining Stanford are his Nikita co-star Noah Bean, Suits' Amanda Schull, and Fringe's Kirk Acevedo. Watch the first nine minutes and then hit the comments with your first impressions of 12 Monkeys.