Almost 19 years to the day after Terry Gilliam’s original classic mindbender appeared in theaters in January of ’96, Syfy’s series remake “12 Monkeys” will make its series premiere on Friday, January 16 of 2015 at 9pm ET/PT.
The time travel thriller will follow Aaron Stanford of “X-Men” fame as Cole, the character originally played by Bruce Willis, as he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.
Along the way, Cole will team with Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull, taking over for Madeleine Stowe) and a female mental patient named Jennifer Goines played by Emily Hampshire, taking over the role of Jeffrey Goines which Brad Pitt got an Oscar Nomination for.
Those attending New York Comic Con can see Hampshire at the “12 Monkeys” panel on Saturday, October 11 at 5pm ET headlined by series producers Natalie Chaidez, Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. Like Pitt in the original, her character is the show’s wild card, a brilliant and unpredictable mental patient who may or may not be tied into the Twelve Monkeys’ conspiracy to destroy the world with a virus.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical film, “12 Monkeys” also stars Kirk Acevedo, Barbara Sukowa, Noah Bean and Tom Noonan as a mysterious villain.