Another new trailer for Syfy’s (NOTE: Syfy is Blastr's parent company) upcoming 12 Monkeys series has landed, showing off a ton of new footage from the time-travel thriller.
Put into development as part of the network’s renewed push toward original fare, 12 Monkeys looks to use Terry Gilliam’s acclaimed 1995 sci-fi classic as a jumping-off point to put a more layered spin on the apocalyptic story of a man sent back in time to save the world.
The new footage looks top-notch, and it really does a good job of setting the stakes for what appears to be a high-concept drama with a ton of great time travel and action beats. Syfy has been promising more big-budget science fiction shows — and this one seems to pass the eye test, at least at this point. The series stars Aaron Stanford, Zeljko Ivanek, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Tom Noonan and Shannon Lucio.
Here’s the official synopsis:
12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler, Cole, from the post-apocalyptic future. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, Cole arrives in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate 93.6% of the human race. Will Cole be able to save the fate of mankind or is mankind bound by fate? Taking place in the ravaged future of 2043 and the present day (2015), 12 Monkeys explores themes of destiny, fate, love and the possibility of second chances.
Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think:
12 Monkeys debuts Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, on Syfy.