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Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys for Season 2

Find out when it'll be back

Kaitlin Thomas

Syfy has found success with another science-fiction remake.

The time travel thriller 12 Monkeys, which is based on the 1995 film of the same name, has been renewed for Season 2, the network announced Thursday.

"We are absolutely committed to 12 Monkeys, and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned," Syfy President Dave Howe said in a statement. "The talent both on and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for."

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Natalie Chaidez, who ran the series' first season, will be stepping down to work on the upcoming Syfy series Hunters. Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who wrote the pilot and developed the series, will take over as co-showrunners in Season 2.

The series' most recent episode drew 1.5 million viewers, up from the series premiere of 1.35 million, but the real numbers are in the show's DVR ratings. The show's Live+3 day lift is averaging 104 percent.

Starring Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, and Kirk Acevedo, the series follows a time-traveler from the future who returns to the present day to prevent a deadly virus from ravaging humanity. The Season 1 finale will air Friday, April 10. Season 2 is expected to debut in 2016.

12 Monkeys airs Fridays at 9/8c on Syfy.

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