’12 Monkeys’ and ‘Hunters’ 2016 Premiere Dates Announced

12 Monkeys Season 2
Aaron Stanford as James Cole and Amanda Schull as Cassandra Railly in ’12 Monkeys’ (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Syfy)

Syfy’s set the premiere dates for 12 Monkeys season two and Hunters season one. 12 Monkeys starring Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa, and Todd Stashwick will kick off its 13 episode second season on April 18, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. The first season of the sci-fi/thriller Hunters will premiere on April 11, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT./p>

Hunters is inspired by Alien Hunter by Whitley Strieber and is executive produced by The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, Emile Levisetti (Royal Pains), and Natalie Chaidez (Heroes). Chaidez is the series’ showrunner.

Hunters stars Nathan Phillips, Britne Oldford, and Nip/Tuck‘s Julian McMahon. The series follows Baltimore FBI agent Flynn Carroll’s (Phillips) search for his missing wife. The search “leads him to a highly-classified government organization – the Exo-Terrorism Unit (ETU) – who track and fight alien terrorists.” Oldford is Regan, a valuable ETU operative keeping secrets of her own. McMahon plays the dangerously unhinged terrorist, McCarthy.

12 Monkeys is based on the film of the same name staring Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis. Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett, Charles Roven, and Richard are the executive producers.

The 12 Monkeys plot: “12 Monkeys follows the journey of Cole, 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, 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.”