Syfy Picks Up Acevedo’s “12 Monkeys” for a Second Season

Kirk Acevedo will be monkeying around another season…

Syfy has ordered a second season of adventure thriller 12 Monkeys, starring the 43-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor, to air in 2016.

Kirk Acevedo

The series is based on the Terry Gilliam movie. The premise of the film: In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet

Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who wrote the 12 Monkeys adaptation and served as co-executive producers on Season 1, have been named executive producers and showrunners for the second season.

12 Monkeys got off to a modest start in Live+same day rating with 1.35 million viewers for its January premiere but has been a DVR powerhouse, setting Live+3 lift records for Syfy (Its average L3 lift to date is 104%). The series’ Live+SD ratings also have been inching up after an initial drop, with the most recent episode on March 6 posting 1.5 million viewers, a 6% increase over the prior four weeks.

“We are absolutely committed to 12 Monkeys, and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” said Syfy president Dave Howe.

12 Monkeys, which is eight episodes into its 13-episode first-season run, stars Acevedo, Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull.

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