Syfy has ordered twelve episodes of a 12 Monkeys drama starring Live Free or Die’s Aaron Stanford as a time traveler sent back to prevent a massive epidemic touched off by a bioterrorism group. In a similar vein as FX’s upcoming Fargo show, 12 Monkeys will follow the premise of the 1995 Terry Gilliam film, though for the spoiler conscious, hopefully diverge from the movie’s exact plot line and conclusion. For example, maybe there are 1.2 monkeys in the TV show, or 120,000. Sky’s the limit when it comes to monkey quantity, we always say.
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