Television series become movies, and movies become television series. It’s all one big circle of life or entertainment or something. Syfy is traveling that loop by ordering a pilot for 12 Monkeys. The dramatic series will be based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film of the same name. It will go along with a basic plot similar to the one in the film, but it’s not clear if it will follow a different main character or if it will be a straight re-telling. The synopsis is as follows (reported by Deadline):
It follows the journey of 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.
The pilot order is dependent on producers Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett, Charles Roven, and Richard Suckle attracting a cast. Filming is supposed to happen in November, but they don’t have any committed actors just yet.
Though I’d rather Syfy focused on entirely original content instead of a reboot or diving into an existing universe, I’ll take a story like this over Sharkquake VI: The Reckoning or whatever ridiculous movie they come up with next. Are you excited about this pilot? Let us know in the comments!