Syfy Renews Acevedo’s “12 Monkeys” for a Third Season

Expect more monkeying around from Kirk Acevedo

Syfy has ordered a 10-episode third season of its time-travel thriller series 12 Monkeys, starring the 44-year-old Puerto Rican actor.

Kirk Acevedo

Based on the 1995 feature film of the same name, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of Cole (Aaron Stanford), a time traveler sent back in time from a dark, hellish future to prevent it from ever happening. Joining forces in the present with Dr. Railly (Amanda Schull), Cole must defeat a centuries-old malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys. As Cole, Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to the truth, they’ll learn there are deadly consequences for all of history … and time itself.

In addition to Acevedo, who portrays Jose Ramse, Stanford and Schull, the cast also includes Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa and Todd Stashwick.

“In two short seasons, 12 Monkeys has become a cult favorite series,” said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Terry and the cast and crew have brought to life a rich world not confined by boundaries of time, with multi-dimensional characters whose motivations for saving the world are deeply personal and intensely relatable. It’s exactly the type of smart, on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment we want to bring to Syfy viewers.”

12 Monkeys is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment.

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.

Syfy Releases Trailer for Acevedo’s Sci-Fi Series “12 Monkeys”

Kirk Acevedo is monkeying around…

Syfy has released the trailer for 12 Monkeys, starring the 42-year-old Puerto Rican-Chinese American actor.

Kirk Acevedo

Acevedo portrays Ramse in the television spinoff of Terry Gilliam’s sci-fil film of the same name, which starred Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt.

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

In addition to Acevedo, the series also stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull and Noah Bean.

12 Monkeys is set to debut in January.