The series purports to be a sci-fi drama based on the 1995 feature movie under the same title where Bruce Willis played the central role of time traveler James Cole. Natalie Chaidez leads the development process of the TV adaptation. Atlas Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions are companies behind the fabrication. The release of the initial chapter is dated back to 2015. Then this spring 2016, again on the Syfy channel, the second season premiere was arranged. As for now, the series is a revived one. 12 Monkeys season 3 release date remains to be defined.
The pivotal character of the story is the time traveler named James Cole. He lives in 2043, the post-apocalyptic times. The thing is that the dangerous plague led to the deaths of people throughout the world. Now he returns to our present days in order to save the human race from extinction. He is assisted by virologist Cassandra Railly and math genius Jennifer Goines.
The performance cast is not the same as in the feature film, certainly. It contains other names of:
- Aaron Stanford,
- Emily Hampshire,
- Amanda Schull,
- Željko Ivanek,
- Noah Bean and others.
By the way, Bean is chosen to play the role of the love interest of Cassandra. Ivanek has taken the part of a genius philanthropist engaged in the biological research that could be in charge with the virus attack. The final episode was a full twist and surprise for the series’ followers. What will be next?
Throughout the two-season run, a considerable decline of rating figures has followed this TV adaptation. Well, appearing of this TV drama seems to be not a good idea, as it is hard to exceed or even replicate the success of the beloved movie from the previous century.
Yet with the decline from 1.3 to 0.6 million watchers was not a reason for developers to cancel the story. They decided to give another chance to it. The frustration was that the audiences garnered were even less – 0.3 million watchers per each new episode and 0.4 million viewers during the finale. The score on IMDb, as well as on Rotten Tomatoes, is more than just average constituting 7.6 and 72% correspondingly.
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Such contradictory feedback could make the fans doubt the possibility of the third installment. Yet everything is okay with the resumption. As soon as the finale was released, the developers renewed the series. The schedule states that the premiere is going to be arranged when spring 2017 comes. Thus, a new season release date can be close to exposing. Stay tuned with us in order not to miss as for the plot details as well as regarding the next season air date.