The TV series adaptation of 12 Monkeys has moved one step closer to becoming a reality. Syfy has greenlit a pilot for the TV adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1995 sci-fi film, with production scheduled to begin in November. Gilliam is not involved with the TV series, but the show will draw heavily from his feature film as the plot 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. Terra Nova and Nikita scribes Terry Matalas and Travis Ficket wrote the pilot script and will serve as co-executive producers.
Casting has yet to begin, but the 60-minute 12 Monkeys pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment. Should Syfy take a liking to the pilot, we could see a 12 Monkeys TV series on the air come next year. Hit the jump to read the press release.
SYFY GREENLIGHTS 12 MONKEYS TO PILOT
ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT, PRODUCER OF THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL FILM, WILL PRODUCE THE SERIES WITH UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS
PRODUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER
NEW YORK – August 26, 2013 – Syfy is greenlighting 12 Monkeys, a drama series based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, to pilot. The 60-minute cast-contingent pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical.
Based on the classic hit film, 12 Monkeys 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.
Production is set to begin in November with Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita), who wrote the pilot script, serving as Co-Executive Producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will Executive Produce. Roven produced the original film.
Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett are represented by Manager Brian Lutz.